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The Road that needs to be fixed:


For the hardened roadway project, we have two options. First, we can come up with a design for a new road, and leave these plans with the villagers for them to fix the road themselves. Our second option is to plan the mending of the road as a future project, possibly for Summer 2012. This second option is more reasonable because the project seems like it will be quite extensive.

We have come up with a few ideas for how we would like to fix the roadway:

1.    Culvert Bridge

(http://www.sevenseasconstruction.net/main.htm)

Possible Issues:

-Will the bridge be able to withstand the force of the river over time?

2.    Metal Mesh

(http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/04/24/lowry/)

Possible Issues:

-Obtaining the material

-Price

-How would we incorporate this type of structure into the existing road?

Plan:

1. Talk to Dr. Schaad about what type of bridge would be best in this location, especially because the river gets so much wider/taller when it rains.

2. Read about building culvert bridges in rural areas

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