Serugeme Bridge 2019

Currently, over 4,000 people in the Serugeme and Nyakabuye communities of southern Rwanda do not have safe access across the Mwogo River. The river floods 330 days of the year, cutting people off from critical resources such as healthcare, schools, markets and farms. With swimming as their only option to cross, some students take an extra hour and a half journey to a distant passing to attend school and access to the nearest health clinic is over two and a half hours away.

In June 2019, a team from Mott MacDonald and Balfour Beatty will be working in collaboration with Bridges to Prosperity to construct a 92m long suspended bridge that will provide safe passage for the Serugeme and Nyakabuye communities for years to come.

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