Project Description

Project Details

Location: Haiti

Owner: Ministry of Public Works and Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation

The bridge is located on a road between Miragoane and Fond-des-Blancs, in Southwest Haiti. The bridge provides a critical and safe transportation link that allows year round access to two hospitals, multiple communities and schools in the area that typically have no access during periods of rain. In the past, traffic drove through the river during low flows but when the river rose after rains, traffic could be cut off for many days at a time. The 35m-long all-steel bridge now provides year-round access to the public that had no access during periods of rain-induced flooding. The structure was designed to be transportable in containers and prefabricated as much as possible to ease construction requirements on site. Rapid-Span Structures donated the design, supply, fabrication and installation of the bridge with the assistance of many generous sponsors.