Fan Lichu, Chinese bridge structural engineer and academician, Died at 82

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Fan Lichu was born on June 8, 1933, and died on May 3, 2016, in Shanghai.

He was a Chinese structural engineer, bridge specialist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Fan received his bachelor’s degree of bridge and tunnel engineering from Tongji University in 1955.

Whilst in Tongji University Lichu became a teaching assistant after his graduation.

He served under Li Guohao, Fan’s research was mainly in the field of bridge structural engineer.

He provided aseismic design and analysis for bridges such as Nanpu Bridge, Yangpu Bridge, Donghai Bridge, Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge, viaduct and overpass in Shanghai.

Fan Lichu was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering for his achievements in the aseismic design and analysis for bridges in 2001.

Fan Lichu passed away at 82 yrs old.

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