Bridges to Prosperity Construction Manual
Bridges to Prosperity (B2P)
The Bridge Builder Manual was developed by B2P to assist isolated communities in constructing footbridges.
This manual (5th edition) aims to provide technical information on how to construct a pedestrian bridge using local materials. It is oriented to isolated communities that needs access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. The Bridge Builder Manual is intended to be sufficiently detailed, however it is highly recommended to contact B2P staff before endeavoring to build a pedestrian bridge.
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The design engineer’s primary objective is public safety. Other aspects of design including durability, serviceability, maintainability, constructability, economics, and aesthetics are secondary.
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