The Armenta Pedestrian Bridge: Past Success

This impressive pedestrian bridge was constructed for the safety and development of Armenta in 2009 by EWB-Chicago’s Armenta Program team, led by Scott Eshelman, Chicago bridge engineer extraordinare. The need for the bridge was presented by community leaders in 2008; a dangerous river crossing split the community and proved impassable in the rainy season. The 45-foot concrete bridge with “U” shaped deck cross-section and cambered span was completed in 2009 with the help of the EWB-CPC team and skilled labor, translators, material purchases and accommodations provided by the NGO, HTH, and community. It is because of this great experience and community connection that the EWB-CPC team will return this year! For more information about the Armenta Bridge Project, check out our previous project site.