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Old 08-20-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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"Unguarded border bridges could be route into US"

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press Writer Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press Writer – Thu Aug 19, 2:51 pm ET

ACALA, Texas – On each side of a towering West Texas stretch of the $2.4 billion border fence designed to block people from illegally entering the country, there are two metal footbridges, clear paths into the United States from Mexico.

The footpaths that could easily guide illegal immigrants and smugglers across the Rio Grande without getting wet seem to be there because of what amounts to federal linguistics. While just about anyone would call them bridges, the U.S.-Mexico group that owns them calls them something else.

"Technically speaking it's not a bridge, it's a grade control structure," said Sally Spener, spokeswoman for the International Boundary and Water Commission, which maintains the integrity of the 1,200-mile river border between the U.S. and Mexico. The structures under the spans help prevent the river -- and therefore the international border -- from shifting.




Unguarded border bridges could be route into US - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_border_bridges - broken link)
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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What does it take to at the very least put some locked gates at each end?
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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What does it take to at the very least put some locked gates at each end?
Common sense of that level does not exist in Washington DC
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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What does it take to at the very least put some locked gates at each end?
One half belongs to Mexico and approval to do anything to them has to come from both countries.

I'd take a torch and cut our half off and THEN add a locked gate. Oh yes,,pen some hungry alligators where our half use to be.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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What does it take to at the very least put some locked gates at each end?

And how many millions could they make it cost? And how many studies as to the best ecological means to construct it?
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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"Technically speaking it's not a bridge, it's a grade control structure,"

Looks like a foot bridge to me. Even has guard/hand rails to make sure whoever is on it will get across safely. The Fed's must be eating Mexican re-fried beans or something...LOL
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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They have been there since the 1930's!

That is Jose's path home every night.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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"Technically speaking it's not a bridge, it's a grade control structure,"

Looks like a foot bridge to me. Even has guard/hand rails to make sure whoever is on it will get across safely. The Fed's must be eating Mexican re-fried beans or something...LOL
Just like the California freeways, Technially speaking, an "overpass" is really a "grade seperation".
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:10 AM
 
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And how many millions could they make it cost? And how many studies as to the best ecological means to construct it?
Something as simple as buying a padlock would probably cost about a couple million with the way Congress is.
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