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Posted by Alison Trost on November 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM.
A newly constructed, student-designed pedestrian bridge in El Salvador links two communities across a ravine and also supports a wastewater pipeline. Photo by Eric Tervo.
The photo above was submitted by Eric Tervo as part of the 2010 Student Photo Contest. The competition requires students to capture the essence of SteelDay within three different photos illustrating the SteelDay theme: Interact. Learn. Build. The students also submit an explanation of what each photo shows. This image was awarded honorable mention in the Build category. Here is Tervo’s description:
“The UW-Madison chapter of Engineers Without Borders is building a wastewater collection system and pedestrian bridge in two small communities in El Salvador. The bridge crosses a ravine between the communities, carrying the wastewater line connecting the communities an allowing easy and safe transportation for pedestrians. Students built the abutments with community volunteers in January 2010. The steel truss, designed by UW-Madison students, was fabricated and placed on the abutments in the following seven months. Students then returned and poured the concrete deck with the help of community volunteers in August 2010, officially completing the bridge and opening it for public use.”
A gallery of previously posted Steel Shots is available at www.modernsteel.com/photos