Opening Heaven and Ocean
By Chang Jiang  Publisher: People's Literature Publishing House
Paper Back
2018-01-01 | ISBN: 9787020143979
Rights Manager: Ma Yuanyuan

The 55-kilometer Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is not only a milestone in the history of transportation infrastructure construction in China, but also a witness for the achievements of China’s reform and opening up in the past 40 years. Based on her observation at the very site of the bridge and first-hand interviews with multiple members of the project team, the author has recorded faithfully the past and present of this incredible engineering project that is deemed as one of the new seven wonders of the world. In the first half of the book, Chief Engineer Lin Ming and the other core members of the project team take us back to some of the most critical moments during the construction, including the fine-tuning for the final assembly, innovation related to semi-rigid structures, the 96-hour installation of the first immersed tube, and the re-installment of E15 after two failed attempts. The suspense in their recounts creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. In the second half of the book, Zhu Yongling, director of the HZMB Authority, who rarely accepts interviews, offers exclusive details on the collaboration between the local authorities of Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao, between the project owner and the contractors, and between Chinese and foreign experts. It is the stories of people that bring a human touch to this mega project and draw readers in to learn more.