Tsinghua-HKU Centenary Wu Zhi Qiao

Site Location – Xianyuan Village, Sanchuan Township, Yongsheng County, Lijiang City

Site Background – There are 4 natural villages comprising of 170 housefolds near the bridge site. Villagers cross the bridge for farming everyday and students in the village have to cross the river to go to school.

The Need – Currently, a primitive stone bridge is temporarily built for river crossing. It is washed away by the rapid water flow constantly during rainy season. Therefore, villagers need to rebuild the bridge yearly. When the water floods, they can’t cross the river.

Villagers Benefited – 1160 nos

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

Project Sponsor – Wharf China Limited



Milestone

50 students from Tsinghua and HKU and professionals built 21 meters long footbridge successfully for the village from 8 Aug to 15 Aug. The bridge is named as "Tsinghua-HKU Centenary Wu Zhi Qiao”.

Click here to view relevant news report and here to listen radio clipping for the project.

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In accordance with celebrating its centenary anniversary, Tsinghua University’s Wu Zhi Qiao project team conducted a Wu Zhi Qiao exhibition within the university. In the exhibition, the plank of the bridge and a bridge mock up were displayed.

The project team conducted the 2nd investigation trip in Mar. They also planned to have the bridge building trip in Aug.

Please click here to see investigation report (Chinese version only).

The project team conducted the 1st investigation trip in late Dec.

Please click here to see investigation report (Chinese version only).

Quotes by WZQers

Stephen一座無止橋,誌慶百年趣,清華港大攜手,善舉在山區; 兩地義工四十,千里迢迢仙源,調研經半載,五宵地上睡,齊心建所需。 「愛無止,橋有情」,是夢歌,祖國崛起,奈何貧富差距多; 這裡人均僅仟,還要淌水過河,苦中難作樂;汝我再參詳,和諧靠什麼?
Mr Stephen Li
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA「在從無到有,一點一滴組織建橋活動的過程中,我體會到付出的幸福感,也學會珍惜眼前所擁有的一切。」
Miss Pan Xi, Tsinghua University
Yannis「一座橋,一群義工,一條村莊。編織著一幕幕畢生難忘的故事。一切可能看似平凡,但其背後的確有血有淚。所有看似大學生都要過的生活,我從未參與過,唯有無止橋的種種深深打動我。能夠在大學時期完成了幾座橋,可謂不枉此生!」
Miss Yannis Hui, University of Hong Kong
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA「這道橋,融合清華的「愛國奉獻」及港大的「知識,傳承,服務」,體現全村上下和志願者的情意,跨越波濤洶湧的河水,綻放汗血匯流出的異彩。」
Mr Danny Law, University of Hong Kong