National Steel Bridge Alliance

Bridges to Prosperity

Making a difference in Rwanda

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is a nonprofit organization that builds footbridges in isolated communities across the world. It's something we're particularly proud to support because it gets to the heart of what bridges are all about--connecting people.

Since 2016, NSBA-led Bridges to Prosperity projects have connected some 4,300 people to schools, health care, and markets.

In June 2023, NSBA and Bridges to Prosperity built a 120-m bridge in Gihororo, Rwanda--NSBA's fifth such project and our second Bridges to Prosperity project in Rwanda! The team built the trail bridge, largely by hand, in only two weeks.

Building the Gihororo trail bridge was the experience of a lifetime--and we’re planning another trip to Rwanda in May 2024! 

If you’re interested in learning more or participating in a future build, please contact Jeff Carlson at

Previous NSBA/Bridges to Prosperity Projects

2022: Munini, Rwanda

2019: La Marca, Bolivia

2018: El Macho, Panama

The construction and opening of the Puente El Macho

Read all about the project in Modern Steel Construction.

2016: Lura, Panama

Click here to learn more about B2P and how you can become a volunteer or industry partner.