Reverie Wu Zhi Qiao

Site Location – Baoshan Village, Baoshan Town, Yulong County, Lijiang City

Site Background – Baoshan Village, Stone city is under national cultural protection. Villages are built on mountains with very special characteristics. There are 6 small village groups in the area. The whole village has 237 households, in which 128 of them are local primary and secondary students there.

The Need – There was an initial stone arch bridge built in 1928, located in the junction between the Baoshan area and the Stone City, Baoshan, which is the transportation channel to the outside world for 200 odd households of 1,200 villagers, and children to go to school. However, as it has not been repaired for many years, coupled with years of erosion by heavy rain, the majority of the stone arch bridge collapsed on the evening of 28 Aug 08. In Aug 09, the bridge surface fully collapsed, causing much difficulty for villagers and students of the Stone City to commute or go to school. To solve this problem, villagers took the initiative to build a simple wooden bridge themselves, but this could not solve the fundamental problem. Compared to before, students have to walk 1,000 odd metres more to go to school. This not only wastes the their precious time, but also becomes a threat to their personal safety during the rainy season.

Villagers Benefited – 1246 nos (128 students)

Project Team – Teacher and student team from Chongqing University (CQU), Chongqing Jiaotong University (CQJTU) and a University from Hong Kong

Project Sponsor – Reverie Foundation


More than 40 professional and student volunteers mainly from both Hong Kong and Mainland Universities succcesfully accomplished a new stone arch bridge during the period from 30 May to 4 Jun.

Meanwhile, the volunteers renovated a village primary school to improve the learning environment for the local kids.

The work for arch construction was completed successfully in mid Apr.

Project team completed construction drawing of a stone arch bridge in Feb and also started onsite pre-construction preparation.

In addition, a team from Architecture College in CQU had carried out a comprehensive architectural documentation of this special stone village for its architectural preservation and sustainable development in future.

Project team conducted the 1st investigation trip in Nov.

Please click here for investigation report (Chinese version only).