Chow Tai Fook Wu Zhi Qiao

Site Location – Awozhu Village, Yuanyang County, Honghe State

Site Background – Awozhu Dazhai is affiliated with Dawajie Villager Committee. It is located next to Awozhu Xiaozhai and Xiaowajie village. The people in Awozhu Dazhai (85 households with 405 populations) and Awozhu Xiaozhai (31 households with 155 populations) are Hani . In Xiaowajie village, there are 68 households with 319 Yi people. Currently, no bridge is found. People need to wade across the river everyday.

The Need – During raining seasons (May to Jul), the river is about 20 meters wide with water level about 2 meters. High water level lasts for 6 days .

Villagers Benefited – 879 nos (about 400 students)

Project Team – Teacher and student team from Chongqing Jiaotong University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Minzhu University of China and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Kunming University of Sicence and Technology

Project Sponsor – Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited



Milestone

35 volunteers participated in the second construction trip of the Project between 23 Dec 2014 and 1 Jan 2015. The team completed two toilets, 1 incinerator, household improvement works and the ancillary works for the cable-stayed bridge as well as conducted public health and electrical safety workshops for the villagers. Please click here for the report. (Chinese Only)
The 31st Wu Zhi Qiao bridge, Chow Tai Fook Wu Zhi Qiao bridge, was accepted by the village government on 16 June 2014. To allow buffaloes to cross the bridge, designs such as steadying lines and invert A beams were used.
Our team finished the community enrichment project successfully prior to the bridge project, including building the eco-toilet, improving power system and facilities of the temporary school, etc. Moreover, the team conducted public education to promote health care among the villagers, and communicate with the local people. Please click here for the report. (Chinese version only)
Click here to view the final construction design made by the team.
The team formed by students from Chongqing Jiaotong Universitiy, Minzu University of China, The Hong Kong of Science & Technology and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, jointly conducted research about the bridge spot, soil condition, etc. Please click here for the report.
Project teams conducted the 1st investigation trip in Oct. Click here for investigation report (Chinese version only).