The people of Ti Péligre, Haiti, suffered during the rainy season when river waters became impassable – so dangerous that children were swept away trying to get to school. A new bridge designed by Virginia Tech students is a lifesaver. 

They raised money to pay local Haitians to build the bridge and took several work trips to oversee construction and labor alongside community members in Ti Péligre.

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Note: Also see reflections written by Matt Capelli, of Mechanicsville, Va., a graduate student in civil engineering in the College of Engineering as well as the Pamplin College of Business MBA program.

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