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Xiaowu Village, Xinglong Town, Yubei District, Chongqing, China

  Project Updates    

Jul 2016 - project progress

In the past six months, with the assistance from Chongqing Jiaotong University, Tsinghua University and Columbian architects, the team made use of the abundance of moso bamboo in southern China in the project and sucessfully built a covered bamboo arch bridge measuring 13.5 meters long and 2.9 meters wide in July. The bridge, incorporating the idea of sustainability and modern knowledge of mechanics, is named "Yi Xin Qiao". The team spent four months to complete the whole process including design, component finishing, foundation work and installation on site. Please click here to see the work report (in Chinese version only).



Dec 2015 - project progress

The team visited the village again in Dec and carried out a geology survey for the proposed bridge location. Meanwhile, they collected upstream and downstream hydrological data and local labour and material cost information which can help the design and construction work of the bridge.

Oct 2015 - project progress

A joint investigation was conducted by CUHK team and the research team from Chongqing Jiaotong University in Oct. The teams met the representatives from Chongqing Transportation Commission and local village committe and learned more about the policy of the city and rural transport development and the real situation of Xiaowu village. Such information helps a lot for the bridge planning. Meanwhile, the team cleared the land use issue during the meeting.



Jun 2015 - project progress

In Jun, the team firstly visited the village and conducted the investigation. During the process, they built up a good relationship with local village committee.

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