Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sichuan China's Bridges: Kon Chi Doug Cho Bridge

July 2008 (31.161°, 103.828°) Kon Chi Doug Cho Bridge
Driving north from Pengzhou we came to the Kon Chi Doug Cho Bridge, an 11 span closed spandrel arch on concrete pier walls that was built in 1970.  Considering the many masonry arch bridges that collapsed during the Wenchuan earthquake, it was surprising to find this bridge still standing.  All we could find was minor pounding damage at the railing and some approach settlement. It's interesting that these brittle arch spans sit on such sturdy concrete piers. Also that this medieval looking bridge was built in 1970.
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