Bechtel Video | Safe Crossings in Kukibuye

Bechtel Video | Safe Crossings in Kukibuye

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:50pm

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary

Watch as Bechtel’s Engineers Without Borders-UK chapter constructs a footbridge for a Rwandan village. 

The team worked with Arup and the U.S. nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity to design and build the 138-foot (42-meter) suspension bridge. 

The new span will provide safe, year-round access to schools, markets, and health care facilities for the 12,000 residents of Kukibuye. In recent years, two people were killed and seven were injured while walking across logs to cross the Mukungwa River near the northwestern Rwandan village.

Bridges to Prosperity specializes in designing and building footbridges to improve the lives of isolated rural communities. 

The nonprofit’s work in Haiti is featured in Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the giant-screen film sponsored by Bechtel. 

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