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Arup-CFC selected as new engineering firm for Harbor Bridge

New firm hired for Harbor Bridge construction
Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 22:03:26-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced today that the developer of the New Harbor Bridge Replacement Project, Flatiron/Dragados, LLC (FDLLC), has selected Arup-CFC as the new engineering design firm to oversee design work on the main spans of the New Harbor Bridge.

Both Arup and CFC are global firms with offices in Texas and they have more than seven decades of experience resolving design and engineering challenges, including involvement in more than 50 cable-stay bridge structures. Arup-CFC will lead a team of experts responsible for reviewing, recertifying and completing the design of the New Harbor Bridge.

“As safety is TxDOT’s top priority, we have committed to the public that we will take all steps necessary to ensure and verify that the highest safety standards are met on this project. TxDOT looks forward to the future completion of this landmark project, which will be a success for Coastal Bend residents and the State of Texas,” said Bill Hale, TxDOT’s Chief Engineer.

The selection of a new engineering design firm allows the project to continue moving forward with the construction of the New Harbor Bridge main spans, generally described as the cable-supported, signature portion of the bridge that crosses the Corpus Christi ship channel.

All other work associated with the major new interchange at I-37/US 181/SH 286 and the approaches to the bridge, have continued to move forward throughout this selection process. As it has from the beginning, TxDOT continues to be involved in the project oversight and is confident that all construction work completed to date is safe and has been built in compliance with the specifications.

With a new engineering firm in place, TxDOT and FDLLC will work together to develop a schedule for project completion. Updates related to the project completion date will be released as information becomes available.