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Frontiers of Engineering Management

Front. Eng    2014, Vol. 1 Issue (1) : 42-51     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FEM-2014013
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT TREATISES |
Rational Understanding about Renaissance Path of China's Road and Bridge Engineering
Mao-run Feng1(),Zheng-song Zhao2
1Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, 100736, China
2 China Academy of Transportation Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
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Abstract

At the turn of this century, China began the largest road and bridge development in the world, which has virtuously interacted with the social and economic development and has elevated the engineering technology to world-class level. Surveying the development of world transportation, and comparing the road and bridge construction efforts of Europe, U.S.A, Japan and China, general experiences of success can be derived as follows: It is greatly beneficial to give priority to transportation for economic development; it takes national strategy and social action to build up a transportation network; demand and innovation are the driving forces to upgrade road and bridge technology; management innovation and quality assurance can greatly improve development caliber. While rationally acknowledging China's transportation infrastructure achievements, we should reflect on issues with Chinese characteristics that have affected quality and efficiency, expose all construction practices that violate scientific law, overall management defects in road and bridge construction and maintenance, and search for new ways to strengthen social management and the creation of a healthy soft environment.

Keywords road network      expressway      bridge project      technological innovation      construction management      social management     
Issue Date: 25 May 2014
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Figure 1.  National Expressway Network (China 2005).
Figure 2.  Bridge development in U.S., Japan, Korea and China.
Figure 3.  Comparison between interstates highway system in the U.S. and expressway in China.?
Figure 4.  Landmark bridges in China.
Figure 5.  Super infrastructure Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Link.
Figure 6.   Bridge collapses in the world, 2007.
Figure 7.  Bridge collapses due to illegal traffic.
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