Acrow Bridge, a Parsippany-based bridge engineering and supply company, announced Thursday it has shipped more than 130 bridges to the Road Development Agency of the Republic of Zambia.
The structures will be installed by Zambian engineers, technicians and contractors who will be trained by Acrow on assembly, installation and maintenance, it said.
“Bridging is an important infrastructure asset in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly for the support and development of agriculture as well as the integration of remote rural communities into the broader domestic and regional economy,” Paul Sullivan, senior vice president, international at Acrow Bridge, said. “This important project demonstrates Acrow’s commitment to providing high-quality bridge infrastructure solutions with a special focus on local skills development.”
The bridges are being installed to help integrate the country’s remote rural communities into its domestic and regional economy. They will also enhance access to basic services.
Bill Killeen, CEO of Acrow Bridge, said, “Our partnership with the Zambian government will provide the country’s citizens and businesses with strong and durable bridges, made of American steel and manufactured in the United States to the finest international quality standards. We are eager to continue to partner with Sub-Saharan African nations to support sustainable infrastructure development, a cornerstone of trade competitiveness locally and globally.”