Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge Xiaohe River in Zhaoxian County Hebei Province PRC

Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge Xiaohe River in Zhaoxian County Hebei Province PRC…

Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge - Image Copyright China.Org.Cn
Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge - Image Copyright China.Org.Cn

Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge – Image Copyright China.Org.Cn

The Chinese dating back centuries are great builders and civil engineers. Yes much better than the self acclaimed best modern day builder aka President Donald Trump! The facts are the Chinese are the greatest builders see “The Great Wall Of China” but there is much more their bridge building skills are truly amazing…

Hence it will come as no surprise to learn that the Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge is being restored by some traditional Chinese craftsmen who dredged the Xiaohe River and collected pieces of stone guardrail that had dropped into the river over time…

The Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge is the oldest open-spandrel segmental stone arch bridge in the world dating back to Sui Dynasty (581 – 618).

It is best to let the international quality newspaper ChinaDaily.Com.Cn let them describe about what they know about the restoration of Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge, Xiaohe River in Zhaoxian County, Hebei Province, PRC.

ChinaDaily.Com.Cn quote attribution…

“During past centuries, the guardrail had fallen into the river,” said Li Jinshuan, former head of the Zhaoxian cultural relics preservation office. The current guardrail is a replica made in the 1950s.

Since the 1950s, archaeologists have retrieved more than 1,000 pieces of guardrail from the river, which were made during many dynasties from the Sui to Qing (1644 – 1911).

In April 2014, archaeologists started to repair 30 pieces, cleaning and reinforcing them.

Liang Shutai, an associate research fellow with the Hebei cultural relics preservation center, said that one piece had been broken into 260 fragments, and six people had spent seven days piecing it together.

The repaired relics will be exhibited to the public.

Quote attribution ChinaDaily.Com.Cn…

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Zhaozhou Bridge aka Anji Bridge Xiaohe River in Zhaoxian County Hebei Province PRC…

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