AN 'ARMY CORPS' ENGINEERING APPROACH
This was the secret of the Shanghai maglev line: There the chief engineer of the project, known as "Commander Wu," organized the work in three rotating shifts, with military-like discipline; the entire 20-mile maglev track from Shanghai to Pudong - each mile requiring nearly 5,000 tons of several different types of steel, with changing girder lengths and shapes and very precise tolerances - was completed between February 2001 and December 2002. The track was essentially ready by September 2002, after which two additional months were taken to conduct the final technical tests.
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