TxDOT delays construction on new Harbor Bridge due to safety concerns

The new Harbor Bridge extends past the Port of Corpus Christi on June 27, 2022.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to add a statement from Flatiron/Dragados, LLC on the partial halt by TxDOT to construction on the Harbor Bridge project.

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday it suspended construction on a key part of Corpus Christi’s new Harbor Bridge due to safety concerns, a decision that could lead to further delays and uncertainty on whether the project will meet its mid-to-late 2024 completion timeline.

TxDOT engineers previously raised concerns about “certain elements” of the bridge structure that, if construction continued, could become safety issues, according to the news release. The state agency requested Flatiron/Dragados, LLC, the company responsible for constructing the bridge and contracting the design firm reviewing the bridge, Arup and CFC, resolve the issues before continuing work.

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