The project manager behind the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span and other major works, Dennis Jyh-Yeh Jang, P.E., M.ASCE, senior vice president and structural engineer at T.Y. Lin International, has died unexpectedly at 62.
Jang joined the firm as a project engineer in 1987, advancing to project manager for numerous long-span signature bridges and other structural projects. He proudly oversaw tremendous project and staff growth, including the pursuit and development of projects in the United States, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. The Panama Canal Fourth Crossing, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. (Cooper River) Bridge in Charleston, SC, and Taiwan’s high-speed rail project were among his achievements.
Highly respected by staff, clients, and project partners around the world, Jang was a key member of T.Y. Lin’s leadership team.
Jang received a bachelor of science in civil engineering from National Taiwan University in 1978 and a master of science in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982. He received the National Taiwan University Alumni Award in 2009 for his civil engineering contributions to society.