Tongyuan Gate closed to repair until the end of the year
The scaffolding was erected in and out of the Tongyuan Gate.
Take steel plates to reinforce in the transition section
Cultural icon of Qixinggang installed along the Tongyuan Gate
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Visitors who plan to visit the city wall of Tongyuan Gate in Yuzhong District need to notice. The nearly 700-year-old city wall of Tongyuan Gate is in maintenance, and some areas have been closed. The scaffolding has been erected in and out of the Tongyuan Gate. The both sides of the gate are closed and pedestrians can’t pass. The park’s exit and entrance of the city wall ruins near Qixinggang Bus Station is also closed.
Keep one exit and entrance
The construction notice can be seen at the closed exit and entrance. It shows the ancient city wall of Tongyuan Gate is seriously weathered and cracked, with great potential safety hazards, and it endangers the safety of the city wall, pedestrians and vehicles.
The maintenance will last till the end of the year. During the construction period, the ancient city wall of Tongyuan Gate will be closed, only the exit & entrance of memorial archway of Tongyuan Gate (beside the Health Center for Women and Children) is open.
The dam on the city wall is enclosed
Reporter went to the dam on the wall from the exit and entrance of memorial archway of Tongyuan Gate and found most of the dam area has been enclosed by construction fence.
The person in charge said the city wall of Tongyuan Gate is weathered badly due to the long history and the root of Ficus virens on the city wall also makes the wall crack. This construction is a repair of the ancient city wall of Tongyuan Gate for preventing the danger, so the citizens and tourists should pay attention to safety.
Last repair of ancient city wall of Tongyuan Gate was in 2004, and was invested by Yuzhong Government, with repaired wall and restored arrow mounds. The city wall park of Tongyuan Gate became a good place for people to drink tea and play. (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)