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“The ‘Infrastructure Award’ is for the Guizhou Pingtang Bridge project,” said the host at the 2022 Outstanding Structure Award ceremony held by the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). At that time, Yang Jian, Chief Engineer of Guizhou Transportation Planning Survey

In fact, it is not the first time that this Guizhou bridge has won a prestigious international award. On the contrary, it has won a “grand slam” of global bridge awards, including the Gustav Lindenthal Medal, known as the “Nobel Prize” for engineering. As Guizhou bridges often win prizes on international stages, the IBC judges even exclaimed during judging, “Here comes a Guizhou bridge again, ready to take the prize as soon as it appears.”

Surprisingly, this regular top award winner used to lag behind other countries in building bridges. The difficulty of transportation has long been the bottleneck that has restricted the development of Guizhou. As the geographic center of southwest China, it has not realized its full potential due to its mountainous landscape and insufficient traffic facilities, leaving the local people in a bind. Several decades ago, Guizhou began to learn bridge construction and strove to gain experience from the advanced bridge projects of foreign countries such as Japan and Germany. However, due to its special karstic relief and the fact that more than 90% of the country’s surface is covered by mountains and hills, there was not much that could be learned from these predecessors.

“For as long as I can remember, my father has always been an unusual guest in our home. My mother said that he helped people build bridges and roads in places with poor transportation conditions. When I was little, I developed an inexplicable love for bridges and knew more about their construction than those of my age. The affection for bridges took root in my heart and I chose the specialty of bridge engineering, building my dreams on bridges,” said Liu Hao, engineer of Huajiang Bridge of the Guizhou Bridge Construction Group.

At present, Guizhou has built nearly 30,000 bridges, including those under construction, and more than 2,000 highway bridges are still in operation. There are suspension, cable-stayed, arch and girder bridges in Guizhou, covering almost all types of bridges in the world. Known as the “museum of bridges”, Guizhou is home to five of the world’s top ten super bridges spanning mountains and valleys.

Meanwhile, the concept of environmental protection has been included in the design and construction technique of bridges, which is another important factor for Guizhou to be recognized by the international community. Taking the transformation of the Huayudong Bridge as an example, Yang Jian’s team proposed the “dismantling after construction” solution, which not only avoided environmental pollution and ecological damage caused by the explosion, but also realized the recycling of the old bridge. Thus, the bridge has become the first “basket-shaped” highway bridge in Guizhou.

In addition, Guizhou has been introducing its bridge technologies and designs to its domestic and foreign counterparts. For example, Guizhou has completed the project that crosses the Yellow River in Henan province and is expected to build large projects in Mongolia and Georgia.

In the words of Yang Jian: “Every time I see our bridges, I feel delighted as if I see my own son.” Now, the Guizhou Bridge is becoming a model in the field of bridge construction, providing strong support for Guizhou’s role as an indispensable transportation hub in the southwestern region. It also helps Guizhou to go global along the Belt and Road Initiative, promoting the concept of environmental protection in the new era and the idea of ​​”building the highway is the first step to becoming prosperous.”

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