Ground broken on $930M Texas bridge replacement project

WCN Editorial Team 15 Aug 2016 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Ground has been broken on the US 181 Harbor bridge replacement project in Corpus Christi, Texas.


The design and construction contract for the project has been awarded to Flatiron/Dragados.

The new $930M bridge, with a main-span of 1,665ft, is expected to be the largest cable-stayed bridge in the US and the third-largest worldwide.

It will have a 205ft navigational clearance above the Main Turning Basin waterway, offering the largest ocean-going vessels access to the Port of Corpus Christi.

The project will make use of modern bridge technologies, materials and construction techniques that will support a life-span of over 170 years.

Texas governor Greg Abbott said: “I would like to congratulate TxDOT, the Port Authority and the City of Corpus Christi on this achievement. The new Harbor Bridge will mean more exports, more economic growth, and that means more jobs.

“This bridge will do so much more than just help people get from one side of the bay to the other, it will transport this region from one economic era to an even more prosperous one."

The bridge is expected to be complete in 2021.

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