UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
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Tai Ping Old Bridge Project Completes First Stage of Construction

A team of students from the Department of Architecture led by Assistant Professor John Lin, in collaboration with the Wu Zhi Qiao Foundation of Hong Kong, is renovating a 200-year-old bridge in Guizhou Province. They have worked with Architecture students and Civil Engineering professors from Chongqing University to rebuild one span of the masonry bridge by pre-cast concrete blocks. The later stages will involve the design and manufacture of various concrete blocks which will provide not only ground paving but seating and planting areas for the surface of the bridge. The surface renovation will be constructed in July 2009, by a team of volunteer students from The University of Hong Kong.

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