See pictures of the first part of the project here.
|The wire cables go around the metal tubes, and the end of|
each cable is securely clamped back to itself. The tension of
each cable is adjusted until they hold the bridge in a level position.
|Allen oversees . . . everything|
|Installing the deck of the bridge!|
|On their final day in Haiti, as Allen and Russell were on their way|
to the airport, there was a surprise ceremony at the bridge. The mayor
and others thanked them and gave them gifts of handcrafted items.
| Within days of the completion of the bridge, Saint Michel experienced heavy|
rains and flooding, and the bridge became a safe way to cross very unsafe waters!
Although this project had additional challenges, compared to building a bridge on our "home turf" of Honduras, the menfolk are excited about the possibility of collaborating in future international projects, in other parts of the world. Southeast Asia, Africa and the Himalayas were all mentioned in recent conversations! Do you need a bridge built . . . . anywhere? Contact us and we can talk about it! I'm not even kidding!