In November of 2020, a pair of tropical storms, Iota and Eta, swept through Central America. These two storms were the most powerful storms to hit Central America in decades. So when a bridge collapsed in the rural city of Gualán, Zacapa, Guatemala, they knew they needed to find a sturdy replacement bridge and fast. That’s why they relied on a trusted brand to provide a high-quality Liberty Bridge.
Security After the Storms
Tropical storms Iota and Eta created flooding, mudflows, and dozens of catastrophic landslides across Central America. Many cities and infrastructures were destroyed, including the collapse of a bridge in the rural city of Gualán, Zacapa. The community needed a new bridge quickly to help with recovery and keep the communities connected. And we’re proud to say that they chose us to supply them with our durable and fast-installing Liberty Bridge.
Engineers from the Guatemalan Military installed the prefabricated bridge into place. The Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure, and Housing worked alongside the Municipality of Gualán to supply the necessary input to complete the project’s installation. The project’s success improved the lives of over 1,900 families within the community.
Not Just for Emergencies
Our Liberty Bridge is a truss-style design that is adaptable to many different elevations. Its rigorous durability and quick installation make it ideal for emergencies. However, just like our other bridges, its high-quality materials make the bridge long-lasting.
Our lightweight design gives you a wide range of flexibility but one of its major advantages is its prefabricated panels. These panels are easy to transport and easy, perfect for quick construction. Not to mention, the sleek design of the bridge offers an esthetically pleasing structure.
Four years ago, Hurricane Maria battered most of Puerto Rico. This led U.S. Bridge to supply five separate Liberty Bridges throughout the island as quickly as possible. The completion of Puerto Rico’s five Liberty Bridges took a mere six weeks. Because of this quick turnaround, residents and communities on the island were able to reconnect in record time.
Seeing those results, it’s no surprise that they relied on us and our materials in Guatemala.
High-Quality Steel Shipped Internationally
U.S. Bridge produces high-quality versatile bridge designs to meet the needs of any situation. Our bridges are proudly produced in Ohio and can be shipped out internationally to help any community in need. U.S. Bridge is grateful for the opportunity to bring communities closer.