Tsing Yi Bridge

Give bridge builders deserved credit

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 October, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 October, 2002, 12:00am

Last Sunday, when I was at the viewpoint overlooking the Tsing Ma Bridge, I called in at the visitor centre to see the interesting exhibition about the construction of the magnificent bridges linking Tsing Yi and Lantau.


Although there are many facts about the bridges, there is nothing about the contractors and engineers who designed and built them, nor about the hundreds who worked on their construction (some of whom probably died). The only people identified are those in a photo showing several Hong Kong government officials watching a visiting dignitary from the mainland signing a visitors' book. I think this is a major omission and those who spent thousands of hours designing and building the bridges deserve to have their achievements acknowledged. Of course, they were paid for their work, as no doubt were those watching officials in the photo.


Perhaps the Tsing Ma Bridge Authority might like to explain why it does not think the designers and builders are important enough to be included in the exhibition.


RODNEY SHAW


New Territories