On November 5, 2023, the bridge deck caught fire after the suspension cable of an Internet celebrity bridge in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province fell off. (Video screenshot)
[The Epoch Times, November 06, 2023](Reported by Epoch Times reporter Xiao Lusheng) On November 5, the bridge deck caught fire after the suspension cable of an Internet celebrity bridge in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province fell off. The bridge has only been open to traffic for a month, and netizens have questioned whether the quality is too inferior.
A few days ago, a video was circulated on the mainland Internet showing that a suspension cable of a bridge in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province fell off, causing sparks, falling to the bridge deck, and catching fire, setting the bridge deck on fire. People were suspected of using fire extinguishers to put out the fire.
Netizens revealed that the suspension cables of the Hutuo River Bridge on Fuxing Street, which had just been opened to traffic for more than a month, broke and collapsed, and the landscape lights caught fire.
After this video attracted attention, on the 6th, the Shijiazhuang Communications Investment Group issued a notice saying that at 7:36 pm on the 5th, smoke and fire broke out in the 2# cable-stayed cables in the eastern half of the Fuxing Street Hutuo River Bridge near the main tower. The stay cable broke and fell to the bridge deck. Due to the short circuit of the wire joint of the 2# cable-stayed lighting line, it caused fire, deformation and quenching.
The report stated that the bridge was constructed by China Communications Construction Company Second Highway Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd. After the incident, the bridge resumed normal traffic until 0:00 on the 6th.
Public information shows that the last set of cable stays of the Hutuo River Bridge was installed on September 7 this year, and the bridge was only opened to traffic on September 28 this year. Because the bridge flashes lights of different colors at night, it is called the “Internet celebrity bridge” by local residents.
The bridge is said to be a key control project of the Fuxing Street Municipalization Renovation Project. It has a total length of approximately 2,208 meters and a total height of the main tower of 146.5 meters. It adopts a two-way 10-lane design standard and has a design speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
This incident caused heated discussion on the Internet in mainland China. Netizens have questioned the quality of the bridge.
If you want to shine, you have to pay the electricity bill: “It has only been open to traffic for a few months. Whether it is cables or steel cables, the quality is too low.”
The autumn breeze is cool on the night: “The construction units, supervision units, design units, and construction units are all trembling.”
The uncle said: “A scumbag project.” Wei: “A scumbag project.” Jie~: “Really explain what it means to be a scumbag project.”
Lengfeng: “The current project is not easy to control. It’s hard to describe it in one word. It’s just a superficial appearance and information. The most important thing is (coordination). No one can do anything about it. There is no solution to the deadlock.”
Some netizens may find other excuses after mocking the official.
No money in the pocket: “The overloaded truck caused the bridge deck to deform, and the cable temperature was too high, causing the wire rope to break. Oops, I really can’t make it up anymore.”
484000: “I’ll definitely say it’s caused by poor LED wire contact.”
Xia Zhongwei: “Don’t worry, they can have no reason at all, or they can have 10,000 reasons waiting for you.”
Other netizens left messages: “China’s bridges are so magical.” “Oh my God, it would be a disaster if it hit a car.”
Editor in charge: Li Muen#