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U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress
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Date Written: 1/25/20 Last Updated: 8/10/20

About the U.S. Mexico border

The U.S. border with Mexico border is 1,954 miles long.  The wall that is being built is of a bollard type that is 18 to 30 feet tall depending on the need.

These images give an idea of how tall a 30 foot bollard style wall is.

The bollard style wall is made up of vertical steel beams that are filled with steel and concrete that allows border patrol agents to be able to see the adversary to the south.  Below ground the wall is embedded 6 feet into the ground and is 3 to 4 feet thick.  The top of the wall has what appears to be a 5-6 foot tall anti-climb steel plate to make it more difficult to climb over.  Where needed there is a secondary border wall.

The design for this border wall has been carefully designed by many anti-climb experts and U.S. border patrol agents as to what would be most effective at stopping illegal border crossings and it was determined that a bollard style fence would be more expensive, but much more effective than a solid concrete wall that was originally envisioned by President Trump.

The new border wall being built is far more effective than anything that was there before which in many if not most places could easily be stepped over or picked up and moved to be driven through.


The image on the left is from US Border Chief Twitter account 7/8/20.


Border wall weekly updates ref

Completed in miles/ increase from previous updateUnder ConstructionPre-ConstructionSteel used in TonsConcrete used in Cubic Yardsdate/reference link
275  / 103061574045878/10/20
265  / 93161573885658/3/20
256  / 113251573745457/27/20
245  / 103321613575227/20/20
235  / 63421613415007/13/20
229  / 73261833314857/6/20
222  / 63331833214726/29/20
216  / 63391833114586/22/20
210  / 163062223004446/15/20
194  /  72512862754085/24/20
187  /  61843602643935/18/20
181  /  61903602563825/11/20
175  /  51963602453605/4/20
170  /  82013602363354/27/20
162  /  41883812123224/20/20
158  /  71924032093174/13/20
151  /  41994032033084/6/20
147  /  52034031983013/30/20
142  /  31974141902913/23/20
139  /  42004141862863/16/20
135  /  42044141802773/9/20
131  /  52084141742693/2/20
126  /  52134141672602/24/20
121  /  32184141602502/17/20
119  /  42202371572452/10/20
115  /  52242371502362/4/20
110  /  41922741432251/27/20
106  /  51283421362161/20/20
101  /  51333421282051/13/19
96  /  314027312127312/23/19
93  /  314327311618812/16/19
90  /  214627311118012/9/19
88  /  214827310817712/2/19
86  /  315027310417211/25/19
83  /  215327310116711/18/19
81  /  31552739616111/11/19
78  /  21582739215511/4/19
76  /  11572768815010/28/19
75  /  1158NANANA10/24/19
74  /  11592768614710/21/19
73  /  21602768414310/15/19
71  /  NA1622767813810/7/19


Completed: Border wall is up and running.
Under Construction: Wall that is actively being built.
Pre-Construction: Land has been secured.  Just waiting on construction crews to start work.

Note: Updates are weekly and typically happen on the same day of the week in a given month.  For example, it may occur every Monday in February, but every Wednesday in March.  Typically around 10 to 10:30 am Central time.

Notable updates

10/7/19: First known weekly update.
2/13/20: Highest number of pre-construction border wall.
7/27/20: Lowest number of pre-construction border wall at 157 miles.
7/13/20: Highest number of miles of the border wall being actively built.
7/27/20: Highest weekly increase in border wall completed at 11 miles.

10/25/19 video tweet describing the effects of the border wall.


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