The Harbor Bridge in Texas is Once Again Making Headway

Feb. 6, 2023
Overlapping construction since October has helped the structure gain momentum

After the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) found flaws in the Harbor Bridge, the flaw was fixed and work resumed on the structure in Corpus Christi, Texas back in October. Now, the Harbor Bridge is making progress once again.

The bridge is having its foundation built. The support structure of the tower that holds the cables and the bridge deck is going up. 

Coming six months after work was halted on the new structure, this is a good sign for Texans.

"The drill shafts of the foundation that go underneath the footings -- we'll complete those on the north tower this month,” said TxDOT District Engineer Valente Olivarez Jr. “And then we'll move over to south tower and work on those. And while we're working on the ones at the south tower, Flatiron Dragados’ team will continue to work on expanding the footing to go and encompass over the drill shafts that have been ports."

A great deal of roadwork and bridge work has been happening around Interstate 37, outside of the bridge structure.

"Hopefully what we're looking at here, as far as Flatiron Dragados and their schedule, is that we may be able to shift traffic sometime in March on Interstate 37 which will open up a lot more areas to work underneath that interchange for the roadway and bridge crews to continue construction in those areas," said Olivarez.

He added that TxDOT plans to release information about the specific construction flaws that caused the recent delay after the fifth item is addressed this month.



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