Since 2006 in our Bridge Program, hundreds of students from 32 universities across the globe have designed and built 77 footbridges alongside rural communities in 11 countries, effectively connecting nearly 150,000 previously isolated people to essential resources. 


Our Mission

Engineers in Action's (EIA) mission is to support development of sustainable systems and infrastructure with underserved communities, local expertise, and global partners.

EIA's Bridge Program empowers today's students to become tomorrow's global leaders by building bridges with underserved communities.



EIA envisions a world where everyone can live healthy and dignified lives with access to essential services.

EIA's Bridge Program envisions a world in which global citizens connect across cultures to improve quality of life and ensure geography doesn’t determine access to opportunity.

We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.
— United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

What We've Achieved

  • 77 footbridges built in 11 countries.

  • 32 university chapters engaged.

  • Empowerment of hundreds of university students and nearly 150,000 community members.

A glimpse into life on an EIA Bridge Program construction site, plus some beautiful bridges that have been constructed in Bolivia by our team.

The story of eSwatini’s first suspended bridge project, built in 2017 by our team.