“Health checkup” for bridges in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing is a land of natural beauty and a city with great bridges. When you drive across a bridge, have you ever noticed a group of people walking to the bridge every day? They climb bridge towers, get through its “belly” and go down to the bottom to “examine” the bridge. They are called “bridge doctors”. Following steps of “bridge doctors”, the reporter will show you how they protect bridges and ensure their safe operation.
On the bridge, cars are rushing; under the bridge, the river is rippling. Red columns, main cables and giant “Chinese Knots” on Cuntan Yangtze River Bridge make the bridge more majestic. As of September last year, there were 46 river-spanning bridges in total in Chonqing's main urban districts. Then how to maintain these bridges? There are a group of people who guarantee the security of every bridge.
As soon as Zhang Ben and his partner Yan Fuyang step on Cuntan Yangtze River Bridge, they begin to “examine” this bridge. The Bridge Maintenance and Management Office of Chongqing Municipal Facilities Maintenance and Management Center they working in, is responsible for the maintenance of six river-spanning bridges, including Cuntan Yangtze River Bridge, Dafosi Yangtze River Bridge. Whether the guardrails are damaged, the drained cells are blocked and the nuts of guardrails are loose... All these are the points of their daily inspection.