Puente Flotante (Pontoon Bridge)

Colectivo Aqua Alta

Modular pontoon bridge system for communities living in flood-prone areas.

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Puente Flotante (Floating Bridge) is a modular pontoon bridge system that consists of floating platforms secured together to connect flooded areas. The system was designed by Colectivo Aqua Alta and co-built with Centro Comunitario Chararita in Asuncion, Paraguay in 2015. The system was implemented as part of efforts to assist families affected by the Paraguay river floods.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The product was distributed in Asuncion, Paraguay in 2015.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The system was designed by Colectivo Aqua Alta and implemented together with Centro Comunitario Chararita.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Free (open-source design)

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The pontoon bridge is an ancient floating system used by Chinese, Romans, and Persians in wartime and emergencies. Modern solutions similar to the floating bridge can be found as floating docks blocks.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Communities living in flood-prone areas

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