We were fortunate to have Carlos Ramirez presenting on “Bridges to Prosperity: Kanyiramana II Trail Bridge – Rwanda” this month. Video recording of this presentation is available below.

About this Presentation:

Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty. Connection is the foundation for opportunity. Bridge to Prosperity (B2P) works with isolated communities to create access to essential health care, education, markets, and economic opportunities by building trail bridges over impassable rivers. Since its founding in 2001, B2P has built over 450 trail bridges connecting 1.5 million people.

In partnership with WSP USA, B2P built the longest suspension pedestrian bridge in its history, Kanyiramana II Trail Bridge in Rwanda. The presentation will focus on technical aspects of building a 511 ft long pedestrian bridge with no heavy equipment. Presentation will also focus on the experience of 10 engineers traveling to Rwanda to be part of the project and the impact to the local community. Learn more about Bridges to Prosperity by clicking here.

About the Presenter:

Carlos is a highly experienced Vice President of Bridge Engineering at WSP USA. He has over 25 years of structural engineering experience specializing in bridge design and construction support of various types of bridges and infrastructure projects across the United States.
Carlos graduated magna cum laude from Sacramento State University and is a licensed professional engineer in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he also enjoys cycling and cherishes spending time with his wife, Mariana, and their 16-year old son, Kal-El.


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