Deputy Director of the HZMB Authority Joined the project in 2004
For the first four years, Yu Lie participated in preparatory research, surveying and preparing materials. He was later tasked with managing project construction. For the next eight years, he was responsible for environmental protection. Later, his work involved preparation work for the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management system and communication. A gigantic stack of 14 years of working notes, 20,000 documents and over 400 pages of emails testify to his dedication to the project, as well as trace the bridge’s incubation to completion.
Yu considers himself and his engineer peers lucky to be able to participate in the great project. “But you would not envy us if you saw the stretches when we were stranded on islands, ships and bridges for seven years,” Yu gasps. “We stayed up all night holding our breath through 33 typhoon alerts.” Adjectives he used to describe the work include glorious, but also boring, arduous, difficult and even frustrating.
The project is near an end. For the foreseeable future, Yu will continue to manage the bridge’s operation. He believes that there is nothing more to say about the bridge, because “it speaks for itself.”