Apparently back in June, a section of Trump’s border wall in New Mexico fell over, though this only came to light a couple of days ago.
I don’t understand how this could happen. The wall is made of vertical slats with gaps between them so that would make it harder for even the Big Bad Wolf to blow it down. Also engineers routinely take all manner of possible stresses into account when designing these structures. This was a high wind but not a hurricane-level one, so it should have been part of their models but the wall fell over anyway.
You can see people standing around, which surprises me. This report says that the collapse occurred before they could put in additional anchoring, which would explain the presence of workers on the site, but still this has to be embarrassing.
This is not the first time a section of wall collapsed due to wind.
In January, KYMA reported that several newly installed panels of the border wall fell over in high winds and landed on the Mexican side. CBP told the station that the sections that gave away had recently been set in new concrete foundation in Calexico, California and that it had not yet been cured resulting in the panels falling.
We also have the wall built on the banks of the Rio Grande whose foundations are already showing signs of erosion.
And there is the fact that people have been able to cut through Trump’s ‘beautiful and impenetrable’ wall with equipment that you can buy at any hardware store.
Our tax dollars at work, folks!