DiscoverEngineering our Future: Empowering Engineers to Become Leaders028 // How Bridges to Prosperity is Connecting Underserved Communities with Pedestrian Bridges with Avery Bang and Devin Connell
028 // How Bridges to Prosperity is Connecting Underserved Communities with Pedestrian Bridges with Avery Bang and Devin Connell

028 // How Bridges to Prosperity is Connecting Underserved Communities with Pedestrian Bridges with Avery Bang and Devin Connell

Update: 2021-02-24
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Do you know how many people in the world are physically isolated from their basic needs? In this episode, I sit with Avery Bang and Devin Connell from Bridges to Prosperity to learn how they are connecting millions of people by building pedestrian bridges in some of the most remote areas of Africa and South America.


Avery and Devin are doing some amazing work with these communities with Bridges to Prosperity, and they shared interesting stories on how they are building all of these bridges. Some fascinating facts from our conversation include the use of manual labor to build the bridges (as opposed to using big equipment like we normally use in the US), the procurement of material and how they recycle steel cables for their bridges, and the impact a single bridge has on these communities.


In this episode you will learn



  • What Bridges to Prosperity is as well as their core mission.

  • Some of the challenges communities and engineers overcome when building in developing countries.

  • How bridges are built without big equipment.

  • How pedestrian bridges are connecting communities in Rwanda.

  • How corporate partners are the backbone of the mission of Bridges to Prosperity.

  • How Bridges to Prosperity adjusted to continue helping these communities through the Covid-19 pandemic and all the challenges they faced.

  • Why it is important for young engineers to get involved with professional organizations.

  • What has been the largest suspension bridge Bridges to Prosperity has built.

  • How Avery and Devin think we can continue Engineering our Future.


Resources



Connect with Avery, Devin, & Bridges to Prosperity


Instagram • Twitter • LinkedIn

Website: https://bridgestoprosperity.org/


Music by Jack Winders


Intro: Midwest Folks

Outro: Southern Skies

Website: https://www.jackwinders.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic

Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg





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028 // How Bridges to Prosperity is Connecting Underserved Communities with Pedestrian Bridges with Avery Bang and Devin Connell

028 // How Bridges to Prosperity is Connecting Underserved Communities with Pedestrian Bridges with Avery Bang and Devin Connell

Luis Duque