Ian Firth, member of the Bridges to Prosperity Board of Directors and Chair of the Bridges to Prosperity UK Charitable Trust, delivered a powerful TED Talk in early 2018 where he discussed the ingenuity of bridges, engineering, and the idea that bridges build community through connectivity.
“The world needs bridges. Have you ever thought about what it would be like not to have any? It’s hard to imagine a civilization without bridges, because they’re so essential for the growth and development of a society. They’re not just about a safe way across a river or an obstacle, they shout about connectivity, community… they reveal something about creativity, or ingenuity, they even hint at our identity…”
– Ian Firth, CEng, FREng, FICE, FIStructE