Wu Zhi Qiao at Shigulabazhi Village

Site Location – Shigulabazhi Village, Yulong County, Lijiang City

Site Background – Labazhi village committee has 8 small village groups. Villagers live in poverty. Initially, above the 10m river, a bridge was built using two decks, but due to the annual flooding during the rainy season washing away the middle column, there is no alternative but to shorten the construction to a 8m single hole wooden bridge. The two retaining walls on each side are 2.5m in height. 3 people have fallen from the river, in which one died and two broke their bones and became disabled.

The Need – The bridge has not been repaired for years, and now part of the (deck of the) bridge has rotten away. There are 4 village groups across the river and 60 odd primary school students from there have to cross this bridge to go to school.

Villagers Benefited – 976 nos (109 students)

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

Project Sponsor – Ms Anita Tang



Milestone

Wu Zhi Qiao was successfully built in early Jan. Its opening ceremony was held on 12 Jan.
Project team confirmed to use recycled materials as construction materials for the bridge. Construction drawings were finalized in Nov. The project was expected to complete early next year.
With winning design, project team conducted site vist in Jun. The team also further communicate the design with local construction bureaus and locals to refine details and meet local needs.
More than 40 designs were collected by earlier bridge design competition in Apr.

CQU conducted a bridge design competition to invite bridge design from Mainland, Hong Kong and overseas universities.

Please click here to see its requirement.

Project team conducted the 1st investigation trip in Nov.

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