In November 2019, a team from Rosendin partnered with Bridges to Prosperity to design and build a suspension footbridge in a mountainous farming region in the Muhanga District of Rwanda. The team spent two weeks building the 161-foot long bridge over the Miguramo River, a dangerous waterway that splits community resources and is impassible five months of the year.
The new Rukurazo Footbridge serves approximately 1,200 people from the Rukurazo and Bisika communities by giving them safe and consistent access across the river to attend school, visit the hospital, and go to markets to buy and sell food. The local Rwandan community and volunteers with Bridges to Prosperity constructed the bridge’s anchors, foundations, pedestals and ramps using locally sourced wood and materials.
The Rosendin team helped to build the bridge’s superstructure, setting up scaffolding, raising two towers, setting cables and crossbeams, and installing decking, fencing and handrails.