Posted on: August 25, 2016


Community: Calcha
Coordinates: 20°22’07.8” S 65°27’53.2” W
Dept.: Potosi
Type of Project: Foot Bridge
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 85 Families
Funding Source: Cornell EWB
Partners/EWB Chapter: Cornell University- EWB
Project Manager: Ricardo Condori

The main problem the community of Calcha faces is during the rainy season. There is a river in between the community and their fields, and when it rains, the river becomes unpassable. Therefore, the community requested a bridge to be able to safely access their crops. Using the Bridges to Prosperity manual, the Cornell team has been able to design and implement a suspended pedestrian bridge. The construction of the bridge took 6 weeks during the summer of 2016, and is now available for community members to safely cross the river.

To view Cornell’s files regarding their work in Calcha, including work plans, assessments and much more click here.