This was Asia's longest timber bridge that used to stride across
Apeng River at ancient Zuoshui Town in great Chongqing metropolitan.
The traditional Chinese veranda style structure, measured 303m
long and 5m in width, was fully covered on the top, with a three-storey
terrace pavilion in the middle like a summit on a sprawling hill.
Left: The veranda at the two flanks of the pavilion
had lattice-patterned windows on the both sides that could be
fully closed during raining or windy days, allowing
these parts of bridge to facilitate indoor community activities
while still having a panorama view of the river.
Right: A bridge approach with benches against
balustrades for passengers to take a rest and view the enchanting
Left: While the bridge piers are concrete-based,
the structure on the bridge was entirely built with the conventional
materials of timber and tiles, as the original bridge did. The
joints used the traditional mortise and tenon connection which
gave the system an effective earthquake resistant strength in this
quake prone region.
Right: The restoration of an ancient Chinese
architectural wonder would not be able to complete
three years ago if Bo Xilai were not the mayor of Chongqing. It
was due to his aspiration of reviving Chinese culture and his enthusiastic
support of the project that the dream of restoring the bridge
to its former glory became true, which
greatly benefited an isolated and poor ethnic town of Tu
people as the bridge played a pivotal role in developing the ancient
settlement into a popular tourist destination.
Left: A gateway to the bridge, which to many
also symbolised the entrance to a better China via Bo
Xilai's Chongqing model.
Right: A brazed gateway late last week, which
to some is a sign that after Bo Xilai was imprisoned by Xi Jinping
Monsanto ally has crushed local residents' dream of
magnificent Chongqing, and further has ruined Chinese people's
hope to achieve China resurrection through Chongqing-style
socialism and shared prosperity.
The bridge to China resurrection under Xi Jinping-Li
Keqiang administration was gone in the blaze ....
The hellish inferno, derived from Xi Jinping's personal
Li Keqiang's personal trans-racial
dream, Wang Qishan's Chinese
dream, Wang Yang's Cinderella
dream, Sun Zhengcai's brand
watch collection dream, corrupted officials' state-enterprise privatisation
dream, dodge businessmen's unbraided
free market dream, GMO multinational's
via urbanisation dream, global financial elites' single
government's world rule through China subjugation dream,
emerged in the darkest hours of the day and violently devoured
an icon of link to bridge the rich and the poor without social
A sorrowful sight of what has left in China
Dream from a destructive glow of light.
But the Chongqing police under
the leadership of a mafia-head-like
thug He Ting, another corrupted brand-watch
collector, grinned happily at the scene of destruction.
Probably to them it is just another satisfactory result of
a forced demolition under the request of ultra rich property
developers who always bestow tips generously for their militant
Yet the memory of Bo Xilai's legacy will endure. Now since Xi
Jinping's illusive China Dream is broken, it shall be the time
Xilai's solid China aspiration to take over. The
when yin reaches its peak, the time for yang to grow begins.