WSP Volunteers Build Connection to East African Community

A team of WSP USA volunteers partnered with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) to build a footbridge that spans a river in the village of Tugogo, Rwanda.
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©2018 JOSE RODRIGUEZ/WSP USA

Monika Bruzkova, Juan Montenegro and Tom Cooper (from left to right) work together to prepare the Tugogo footbridge.
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©2018 SAMANTHA NAKAMURA/WSP USA

Rachel Anderson and Lidiya Burashnikova install a wooden plank over the crossbeams on the new footbridge.
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©2018 RACHEL ANDERSON/WSP USA

WSP USA volunteers carefully place the bridge planks in place.
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©2018 SAMANTHA NAKAMURA/WSP USA

Lidiya Burashnikova (center) saws a wooden plank for the new footbridge with the help of teammates Juan Montenegro and Jose Rodriguez.
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©2018 JAMES BLOOMFIELD/B2P

The WSP USA team included (left, front to back) Samantha Nakamura, Monika Bruzkova, Rachel Anderson, Jose Rodriguez, Lidiya Burashnikova, (right, front to back), Bruce Woogen, Tom Cooper, Jason Robertson and Juan Montenegro.
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©2018 JOSE RODRIGUEZ/WSP USA

WSP USA’s Bruce Woogen works with local builders to prepare the wooden pieces that will be installed on the new footbridge.
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©2018 JOSE RODRIGUEZ/WSP USA

The residents of Tugogo celebrate the completion of their new footbridge, which accommodates 50 students walking to and from school.