The Zhaozhou Bridge, also known as Anji Bridge, was constructed by Li Chun, a renowned craftsman in Sui Dynasty. It crosses Xiaohe River in Zhao County and because the whole body of the bridge is made of stone, it is also called the Big Stone Bridge. During the past over 1,400 years, the bridge survived at least eight wars, ten major floods and numerous earthquakes. Yet, its structure remains intact and the bridge is still in use. The Zhaozhou Bridge has influenced the design of later Chinese bridge structures, such as the similar Yongtong Bridge near Zhaoxian in Hebei. Generally speaking, the characteristics of Zhaozhou Bridge can be summarized as its time-honored history, solid structure and exquisite shape.