SAN JUAN BRIDGE PROJECT
Foot Bridge Design & Implementation
Mines Without Borders will be assembling a 40-meter footbridge in San Juan, Nicaragua this December near the town of La Conquista. Communities, like the ones surrounding La Conquista, are ravished annually by rampant flash floods and rising water levels, which cut off the community’s access to essential health care, education, and economic opportunities. During the rainy season, these rivers turn into dangerous torrents of water that can be life threatening. This bridge, when fully constructed, will directly address these issues by establishing a means of unfettered, above ground, access to the resources these communities desperately need.
UPDATE AS OF SUMMER 2018
Unfortunately, due to the civil unrest in Nicaragua this past year we were unable to travel to San Juan to implement the pedestrian footbridge. We are currently on standby, but as of right now the chances of the bridge being built are very slim.