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2018: Gonchu Mayu, Bolivia


This year's project with be in the municipality of Colomi in the Cochabamba Department of Bolivia. The bridge will benefit 3 communities in total: Tablas Monte, 10 de Octubre, and Pinon Pampa. Within the last 3 years, 5 people have been injured with 3 fatalities due to unsafe access. The proposed bridge will span 60m, directly serving 140 people to provide safe access to resources.


Project Update:

July 2018

Our travel team is about one month into the bridge build! They arrived in Cochabamba in early June along with the Western University tag-along team and have since made tremendous progress for the bridge over the Gonchu Mayu River. So far, all the bridge excavations and tiers have been complete. The team is working hard with the community and enjoying the cultural immersion.

June 2018

The team has just landed in Cochabamba! The journey continues as they travel from the city into the community and get settled in. Wishing them all the best!

April 2018

The team has been hard at work this year putting together all the components needed prior to sending a travel team to the community. Preliminary designs and project background was developed early this year and approved through review calls with the B2P parent organization's Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The bridge design has also been substantially completed and reviewed through TAB calls. We are currently working through the finishing touches things like material quantities, developing the in-country risk management plan, and preparing to train the travel team for the bridge build. Stay tuned!