Bridges To Prosperity

Why Bridges?

Connection is the foundation for opportunity.

Bridges create connection.

Almost a quarter of a billion people around the world don't have safe access to critical resources like health care, education, or employment due to an impassable river. With a single innovation, we are able to impact households across multiple dimensions.

What is a Trail Bridge?

A trail bridge serves rural communities that most commonly travel by foot, bicycle, or small vehicles like motorcycles and bajaj.

  • Cost-effect, durable, and safe
  • Easy to build, maintain, and replicate
  • Rarely integrated into rural infrastructure network planning and investment, despite a high ROI
  • Leverage locally-sourced and repurposed materials

49%

Return on Investment Annually

Simple Intervention.

Endless Opportunities.

Safe access is critical to the success of nearly every other development intervention. You can’t have poverty alleviation, livelihoods, well-being, and prosperity without first addressing access.

Economists from Yale University and Arizona State University have calculated the potential economic impacts of trail bridges as represented by an annual return on investment:

  • Rwanda – 158%
  • Uganda – 116%

Considering these estimates, B2P bridges constructed in East Africa pay for themselves (no quotes) in terms of economic benefit within the first year following construction.