Tongmu Village Wu Zhi Qiao

Site Location – Tongmu Village, Tong Lou Township, Pengshui County

Site Background – Tongmu village is assessed as a county-level poor village. Most of the 2000 villagers are Miao and Tujia people. There are many left-behind children and elderly because most of the adults have migrated out for work. During wet seasons between May and October, the river span can reach about 8-10 meters. Water level may rise up to 1.5-2.0 meters.

The Need – The locals need to cross the river for school, market and farm. When the flood comes , they have to take a 2-hour detour until the water level drops after 3-4 days.

Villagers Benefited – 300 nos (about 20 students)

Project Team – Sichuan University WZQ Team, Chu Hai College of Higher Education WZQ Team and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University WZQ Team



Milestone

During Aug 22-28, the students and volunteers from WZQ teams of Sichuan Universtiy, PolyU, Chu Hai College, Chongqing Jiaotong University etc jointly completed the bridge construction. Moreover, they conducted a series of livelihood improvment works, including repairing school toilet, decorating the school and teaching knowledge of public health by presenting calendars as gifts for villagers.
The foundation was constructed under the cooperation between villagers and 7 volunteers.
The design of bridge foundation was finished. Please click here for the design schematic. (Chinese version only)
The second investigation trip was completed in Jan 2015. Please click here for the report. (Chinese version only)
The team conducted a 3-day village scanning investigation to study the village in aspects including traditional architecture and culture, religion and economy. Please click here for the report. (Chinese version only)