EL COROZO BRIDGE
SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies teamed up with Kiewit Bridge and Marine through the Bridges to Prosperity program to sponsor, plan, and construct a 43 m (141 ft) suspension footbridge over Rio Calico in the San Dionisio municipality of Nicaragua. The El Corozo footbridge provides year-round safe access to schools, health care centers, markets, government services, and employment opportunities in San Dionisio to four rural communities totaling 2,141 people. The SYSTRA IBT-Kiewit team shared their bridge-building skills with community locals to not only construct the footbridge, but also to empower the community with the pride and skills needed to maintain the bridge in the future. With this newfound partnership and the use of innovative construction methods, the El Corozo footbridge was completed ahead of the 10-day schedule in April 2017.