The bridge was constructed in El Potrero, Nicaragua, near the city of La  Trinidad, where approximately 100 families make their living farming  corn and beans on steep hillsides. They live in huts constructed from  bamboo and adobe with hard-pack mud floors. They have no plumbing or  paved roads. A new addition of the past year is electricity. During the  rainy season, the creek floods and they can’t take their goods to market  and the children are unable to attend school in the surrounding  communities.