The San Vicente footbridge is complete. After finishing the decking, fencing, and masonry wall (to set road clearance to protect cables from passing trucks), all that was left was to celebrate!
Our volunteer Bridges to Prosperity team has nearly completed the San Vicente footbridge. The planking is down, safety fencing up on either side, and the ramps are fenced. The community is warm, engaged and enthusiastic, and we are thrilled to near completion so they can make use of the bridge.
We are making good progress on the bridge! Despite the rainy beginning, we have been able to hoist the towers, get the cross beams hung on the sag cables, and the restraint and safety cables are in place. We took the construction scaffolding down, and will be putting on the decking planks today.
Our team is en route! We embarked over the weekend, met other volunteers, and we are ready to build a bridge!
On Saturday, our team of six volunteers will fly from the U.S. to Jinotega, Nicaragua to participate in the Bridges to Prosperity build of the San Vicente Footbridge project. Folks in the community of San Vicente are busy making final preparations at the site so we can begin building when we arrive.
Six Weston & Sampson professionals are participating in the San Vicente Footbridge build. We are joined by several volunteers from FHECOR and are supported as well by the Bridges to Prosperity headquarters staff. Finally, companies and participants from the local community of Jinotega will be our collaborators.
In 10 days, our team of six volunteers will head to Jinotega, Nicaragua to participate in the Bridges to Prosperity build of the San Vicente Footbridge project. We will work alongside other volunteers from FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores on the construction of a 67-metre footbridge over the Gusanera River.