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This purple bridge connecting Mexico and the US is the opposite of Trump's proposed wall


Posted November 8, 2016 1:35 PM
This purple bridge connecting Mexico and the US is the opposite of Trump's proposed wall

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If Donald Trump wins today's presidential election, he plans to build a wall along the Mexico-US border to keep out immigrants from countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

As a response to Trump's immigration platform, architects from Mexican firm Legoretta came up with a design that serves the opposite function.

Originally spotted by Dezeen, the bridge and a border crossing terminal, called the Cross Border Xpress, connects the US and Mexico. Completed in December 2015, the structure is meant to make the flow between the two countries easier, Legoretta's spokesperson Dolores Robles-Martínez Gómez tells Business Insider.

Check out what it looks like below.

Correction: A previous version of this story stated the design was just a proposal, but construction was actually completed in December 2015.

The Cross Border Xpress features a pedestrian walkway and a 72,617-square-foot border crossing terminal in San Diego.



It connects Otay, a southern California town, with the existing Tijuana International Airport in Mexico.



In the site plan, the new border crossing terminal building is on the right.



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Credit: David Harrison/Legorreta

Reference: http://uk.businessinsider.com/architects-propose-bridge-connecting-mexico-us-2016-11

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