We stay committed to build more bridges to prosperity
The global pandemic has resulted in this year's edition of Bridges to Prosperity being cancelled, but COWI will continue our support for the bridge-building charity. While looking forward to future projects, we look back at last year's project and the impact it made on the communities it connects in rural Rwanda.
The isolated communities where Bridges to Prosperity work are cut off from schools, health clinics, and markets for months out of the year.
Since 2005, in partnership with Bridges to Prosperity, colleagues from COWI offices around the world have volunteered to construct 12 footbridges serving 46,429 people in some of the most remote, rural and isolated locations on the planet.
Each bridge provides isolated communities with lasting safe access to essential services and create new opportunities for local business. Tiffany Hwang, a COWI bridge engineer based in Oakland, California, was part of the 2019 mission to build a suspended footbridge in Ruharazi, Rwanda.
Since 2005, Bridges to Prosperity have constructed new bridges in Nicaragua, Panama, Bolivia and Rwanda. At COWI, we are proud to continue our support for this unique charity – and can not wait to be part of more exciting projects once the global lock-down is lifted.