Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Newly Completed South Bridge, June 28, 2019

The long awaited day has arrived. The planning, fundraising, research and lots of very long days of hard work has paid off. Please see below for exciting photos and videos from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

The community celebrating this great achievement!

The community celebrating this great achievement!

View of the new bridge over the south crossing of the La Couleuvre River.

View of the new bridge over the south crossing of the La Couleuvre River.

And the new bridge is in use!

And the new bridge is in use!

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Unrest in Haiti

We were forced to suspend construction operations temporarily due to civil unrest in Port au Prince and Gonnaives (Bayonnais was peaceful throughout, however).  Construction operations have resumed and concrete is being poured!!  Keep Haiti in your thoughts and prayers, friends, as we continue our efforts to deliver bridges for the people of Bayonnais.

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And Concrete Work Begins....

See our exciting progress in photos and videos below

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Materials Arrive to Site

Materials have Arrived to the Bridge Site, and Excavation for Footings Continue

Tying Rebar for the Haiti La Couleuvre Bridges Project
First batch of materials arrive for the La Couleuvre Haiti Bridges Project - Concrete mixer, rebar and lumber!
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Excavation is Underway!

See photos and videos of our excavation work from December 2018~

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La Couleuvre Bridges Groundbreaking

A video from the project front line! Hear Actionnel Fleurisma of OFCB interview Matt Tucker and Jock Liles from Friends of OFCB at the Ground-breaking for EWB-SFP Haiti La Couleuvre Bridges Project.

Work begins on the La Couleuvre Bridges!

Work begins on the La Couleuvre Bridges!

Project Kickoff Meeting A Success

OCTOBER 27, 2018

Key Team Members from Haiti, North Carolina and California all met for a weekend of meetings and planning to kick-off the La Couleuvre Bridges Project. The weekend was extremely productive and momentum for the project is only getting stronger.

 
Philip Cope, President of the Board of Directors of OFCB Ministries, speaks to attendees at a dinner supporting the Bridges of Bayonnais project.

Philip Cope, President of the Board of Directors of OFCB Ministries, speaks to attendees at a dinner supporting the Bridges of Bayonnais project.

Pastor Actionnel Fleurisma, director of OFCB Ministries, talks about the need for the proposed bridges project in the Bayonnais Valley of Haiti.

Pastor Actionnel Fleurisma, director of OFCB Ministries, talks about the need for the proposed bridges project in the Bayonnais Valley of Haiti.

Matt Tucker, a local Charlotte engineer and key volunteer for the Bridges of Bayonnais project, describes the proposed project at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

Matt Tucker, a local Charlotte engineer and key volunteer for the Bridges of Bayonnais project, describes the proposed project at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

 
 
Members of EWB-SFP, OFCB Ministries, and Friends of OFCB review the proposed bridge design drawings.

Members of EWB-SFP, OFCB Ministries, and Friends of OFCB review the proposed bridge design drawings.

Nick King (EWB-SFP) and other key members of OFCB Ministries and Friends of OFCB describe the proposed Bridges of Bayonnais project to congregation members at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

Nick King (EWB-SFP) and other key members of OFCB Ministries and Friends of OFCB describe the proposed Bridges of Bayonnais project to congregation members at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

 
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