Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP), the Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM), and Hope International Development Agency have been partnering together for the past few years to repair a series of 10 bridges between two population areas—Bogose Nubea and Karawa. The log foot bridges provided pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle access, but were very dangerous for people to cross, sometimes resulting in death. Vehicles could not safely travel over the log bridges.
Today, we are finally able to announce that for the first time in over 30 years, trucks and cars are now able to pass over these new sturdy bridges, allowing these two geographic areas better access to medical care, commerce, education, and worship!
Tom Lawson, a long-time engineer with Hope International Development Agency, filmed drone footage of the bridges, both before and after construction. Shown below is a brief video of the results!