Work progresses on longest cable-stayed bridge in U.S.

Screen shot from Caller Times video.Screen shot from Caller Times video.

The Harbor Bridge replacement project in Corpus Christi, Texas, is progressing. The Caller Times reports that there are two concrete and steel columns and rows of towers lining the way from North Beach to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Flatiron/Dragados, the contractor, recently gave media an update on the project and took them on a tour of the construction.

The project includes the development, design, construction and maintenance of 6.5 miles of bridge and connecting roadway, the rebuilding of approximately 1.5 miles of Interstate 37, the reconstruction of 1 mile of the Crosstown Expressway, and the demolition of the existing Harbor Bridge after the new span is complete and open to traffic.

The new bridge will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States, and the tallest bridge south of San Antonio.

Work on the new bridge was originally expected to be finished by summer 2020, with demolition of the old bridge finished by fall 2021, but the contractor told Nueces County commissioners that, although work has been consistent, the new bridge probably wouldn’t be completed on time due to weather and permitting. Flatiron/Dragados is working on a new timeline with transportation officials.