Ming Chang Wu Zhi Qiao

Site Location – Xinchang Village, Ziyun County, Anshun City

Site Background – First built in the Qing Dynasty, the stone bridge is located at the village hub with historical function to gather villagers. In local villagers’ eyes, it is an icon of their village. However, due to the lack of proper maintenance, it was broken under heavy rain in 2005.

The Need – Redevelopment of the existing stone bridge can help perserve the bridge, enhance the function and enironment of the site.

Villagers Benefited – 1895 nos (about 600 students)

Project Highlights – With its architectural conservation value, the project team has proposed the following Redevelopment Plan:

– Stabilise existing bridge

– Connect the broken edge

– Redevelop the site with continuous pavement linking surrounding areas

Project Team – Teacher and student team from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chongqing University (CQU)

Project Sponsor – Chan Chong Charitable Foundation



Milestone

Project team finished surface paving for the bridge in early Aug.

Completion ceremony was held on 22 Aug.

Project team is getting quotation for tailor-make triangular concrete blocks for paving. They target to finish the paving work in Jul.
Project team has worked out a progress schedule and plan to complete the project in summer this year. Click here to see the details (Chinese version only).
The broken arch was repaired. Click here for progress report.
Click here for project proposal (Chinese version only).

HKU and CQU conducted the 2nd survey trip in Apr.

Click here for progress report.

A preliminary bridge model design was exhibited at the Wu Zhi Qiao Charity Gala Dinner on 25 Jan 2008.

Click here for design details.

Click here to see progress report.

HKU and CQU conducted the 1st survey trip in Oct.

Click here for survey report.

Click here for powerpoint presentation.