Build Bridges for Health, Education & Hope - Nepal

by VillageTech Solutions (VTS)
May 25, 2009

Achane school bridge completed

Achane students awaiting bridge
Achane students awaiting bridge

In January EcoSystems' team and local villagers completed the 34th WireBridge, this one extending 165 meters across the Ankhu River (aka Netrawati River) at a place known as "Sukaura". GlobalGiving donors contributed some 55,000 Rupees (about $700) of the $19,000 expense. This bridge will provide a safe crossing for many children from the river's left bank to several schools on the right bank. During the monsoon the bridge will also be used by right bank residents to reach a public road on the left side.

The team remarked that the level of cooperation at this site was higher than they had experienced at any other location. An example was the uncomplaining effort of many volunteers who repeatedly waded the icy river to move the heavy steel parts and wire.

Stringing the bridge required only three days. On the fourth every able-bodied person from the area arrived for the inauguration, for speeches, and for that first white-knuckle ride over the river.

A glimpse of the Sukaura bridge construction is posted on YouTube. Please join us at:

Makeshift bridge
Makeshift bridge
Sukaura Bridge in action
Sukaura Bridge in action



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VillageTech Solutions (VTS)

Location: Menlo Park, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
David Sowerwine
Managing Director
Menlo Park, California United States

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