Day 1 of our "25 Days of Giving" campaign!! If 25 people donated $1 each day, we'd be able to make $625!! 💓
To address the flooding of the Tagawowt river, the community of Ait Bayoud, Morocco suggested a bridge project to EWB-USA CU so that the river could be safely and consistently crossed during the rainy season. Along with professional structural engineers, various Peace Corps volunteers, and a host of community leaders and workers in Ait Bayoud, we worked to fund, design, and source materials for the implementation of a 210ft suspension footbridge.
In the summer of 2011 and the winter of 2012, two assessment teams gathered technical data and determined a bridge site. In the summer of 2012, implementation of the bridge began. Over the course of 6 weeks, our team of students and professional mentors worked alongside local workers in Ait Bayoud to clear and prepare the bridge sites, mix and pour the concrete foundations and towers, and install each of the bridge's main cables. In the winter of 2013, we sent a team to assess the state of the bridge, and in the summer we sent two final project teams. They tensioned the bridge cables, installed decking, and completed the project. The picture was taken during June 2013.