THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION OF BRIDGE IN CHONGQING CHINA
Yan Li1, Dong Wei2, Yangyang Chen1
1Faculty The College of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, 400030, Chongqing, China
2The College of Architectural Engineering Vocational, Chongqing, 400038, Chongqing, China
In this paper, the development and evolution of bridge in Chongqing and around the world are summarized particularly. Besides, the categories of bridges, the development of bridge design theories as well as the breakthroughs of bridge construction with the passage of time are also introduced systemically. With the introduction of the historical stone-arch bridges, the recent reinforced concrete slab bridges, modern pre-stressed concrete bridge, various arch bridges, suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges, the prosperity and progress made by human beings in the process of transformation of nature are gradually revealed in this paper, the development and evolution of bridge is also revealed with the introduction of new techniques. The construction of bridge promotes the economic development and strengthens the connection of different areas, brings a booming market. The role of mechanics in bridge design is analysed and the development of Chongqing bridges can also be experienced in this paper. Bridge is not only a construction but also the creator of the soul of a city, showing the fighting spirit and braveness of a generation.