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Teresa Gunnarsen

Business Manager, Drayton Valley Bridge Project

Teresa Gunnarsen is a Business Manager on the Drayton Valley Bridge project on Highway 22 over the North Saskatchewan River in Drayton Valley, Alberta, for Flatiron Construction. For more information on Bridges to Prosperity, visit www.bridgestoprosperity.org, and to learn more about Flatiron’s partnership with B2P, visit www.flatironcorp.com/B2P.
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Why I Helped Build a Bridge in El Rodeo

This spring, I was part of a 15-member team that helped build a footbridge in El Rodeo, Nicaragua, a remote, rural community of 1,000. In the rainy season the El Rodeo River swells from rainfall, making it impossible to cross, cutting off people's access to school, doctors and the tobacco farms where many people work. During the rainy season, school kids, the sick -- everyone -- must hike for several hours upstream to find a safe crossing.
08/11/2012 07:52 EDT