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2013-2014 NDSEED Team Deploys for Nicaragua

Meenu Garg • DATE: May 20, 2014

The 2013-2014 NDSEED Team is arriving in Mata de Tules, Nicaragua to execute the construction of their sixth Bridges to Prosperity pedestrian footbridge under the leadership of CEEES Class of 2014 Member Maria Krug. The 34 m span crossing the Ochomogo River will serve 500 residents with expected traffic of 80 people per day. The bridge is nearby the site of last year’s El Sol Bridge featured in the What Would You Fight For campaign (https://www.nd.edu/fighting-for/2013/fighting-to-build-bridges/) and will complete the linkage of three communities so the crops from the previously isolated agricultural fields will now have access to market even during times of flash flooding. You can follow their progress on their Facebook site: facebook.com/NDSEED or on Twitter: @NDSEED. To learn more about NDSEED, visit their website: ndseed.nd.edu.