Travel Team 2017: Week 0: Pre-Travel Excitement!

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Nicaragua, Here We Come! Our 2017 Travel Team is ready and rearing to go! We set out today, Saturday June 17th, for Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua, where we will stay a few days before traveling on to the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua, to San Ramón.  This summer, our travel team will be repairing two bridges in the San Ramón region.  …

KickStarter Campaign

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Please help out this year’s trip to Cinta Verde and finish off our KickStarter campaign!     For those who have already donated, thank you for your generous support. -Continental Crossings Team

Pancake Breakfast!

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On April 27, 2014 our organization will be hosting a pancake breakfast in Old Brick.  Tickets will be $5.00 at the door.  There will also be a raffle drawing for awesome prizes!  I hope to add more information as we approach the event! Here is a copy of the flier!

Spaghetti Bridge:

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As an organization we have weekly meetings.  At these meetings we have done a lot of work towards the bridges we will build.  We discuss fundraising, bridge design, and the safety regulations as well as bridge building modules.  On February 13, 2014 we built bridges out of spaghetti!  It was a great time for everyone involved.  We split in to …

Concrete Techniques

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If there’s one skill you need to know to build a pedestrian bridge in Nicaragua, it’s mixing concrete by hand. It takes literally thousands upon thousands of pounds of concrete and mortar to hold the tiers, towers and anchors of the bridge together, and there’s no way we could get a cement truck to site to mix it for us. …