Zhejiang bridge named as Paper Bridge after stone guardrails on it blown down by wind

Updated:Tue, Aug 20, 2013 09:07 AM   By Bernd Chang

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Guardrails of a bridge in Jinhua, Zhejiang province were blown down by strong wind on August 18, 2013.

Zhejiang bridge named as Paper Bridge after stone guardrails on it were blown down by not so strong wind. The construction quality has been questioned.
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Can you imagine concrete guardrails of a bridge which are used to prevent pedestrians and even cars from falling off the bridge can be blown down by wind?

No? Then you should come to Zhejiang and open your eyes to see how Chinese government brokered construction project  makes something impossible into true.

On the evening of August 18th, a stretch of 400 meters of stone guardrails on the Dongguan Bridge in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province in east China were blown down by a gale. Rubbles are visible all along the bridge.

As to how strong the gale was, is unknown. Anyway, it was not typhoon so the gale would not surpass the Beaufort scale of 12.

The quality of the bridge has quickly been questioned by Chinese netizens, some immediately give the bridge a nickname: paper brige or bridge made of paper.

But others disagree.

Paper bridge? No, it should better be called as Doufu bridge! Commented one netizen.

I suppose the official investigation result will show the construction quality is not the cause, but because we have encountered a wind of the scale of 17 that happens only once in a millennium! commented another.


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