Demolition of Bob Hall Pier could soon begin

Nueces County Commissioners to discuss Wednesday
Posted at 6:12 AM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 10:26:09-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Wednesday, Nueces County Commissioners will meet and approve a contract to begin the demolition of Bob Hall Pier. If approved at today's meeting, the agenda shows Russell Marine, LLC. out of Houston will be contracted to complete the demolition at a cost of just over $2.9 million.

Brandon Bicknell, the President of Russell Marine said he expects to be officially awarded the project and released to start the demolition of Bob Hall Pier during Wednesday's meeting.

Once this happens, he said the plan is to have crews working around the clock. 40 to 50 people will work on the demolition for an estimated four to five months.

"Start demoing the concrete panels off the top and then start removing the caps and pile and then working our way out to the t-head that is completely collapsed and we'll use divers and our crane bar just to remove the items that are out in the bottom there," Bicknell said.

Bicknell added the biggest challenge will be dealing with high tides. The company is also working on plans to ensure all crew members are safe during demolition.