Assistant Director of the HZMB Authority and Director of the Authority’s Planning and Contract Department Joined the project in 2008
Before joining the bridge project, Gao Xinglin worked for Guangdong Provincial Department of Transportation. Seeking more challenging work, he led a team to engage in bidding, planning and contracts management, as well as early operation and maintenance management for the bridge. Gao remains director of the Planning and Contract Department, so he is still responsible for overseeing planning for usage of the artificial intelligence technology in the operation of the bridge.
Gao studies English, reads books and works out every day. “Continuous learning motivates our team to keep moving forward,” he says. “Reading helps me find inner peace so I can avoid getting flustered.”
He attributes the success of the bridge to the team’s devotion and good timing. The achievement of both individuals and the project intertwined with the times. “The bridge mirrors the strength of the country in the world,” he says. “As an engineer, I contributed everything I could. I feel more honor than pride. It was a responsibility.”