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Port commissioners briefed on Harbor Bridge project

Posted: 11:08 AM, Jan 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-21 17:59:24-05
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Port commissioners received an update this morning on the status of the new Harbor Bridge construction project.

You'll recall that on Jan. 10, TX-DOT asked that the FIGG Design firm be removed from work having to do with the cable-stayed span of the bridge.

TX-DOT took that action following a federal investigation into the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in March 2018 that killed several people in Florida.

The FIGG group designed that bridge.

Valente Olivarez, district engineer for the TX-DOT Corpus Christi District, said that Figg is continuing design work on other portions of the Harbor Bridge Project including the approach ramps and the I-37/Crosstown Interchange project.

Solicitation of a new design firm for the bridge span should begin next week.

Once that new firm is hired, they will review all of the Figg groups design work up to this point.

It's still not known how much of a delay this will mean for the new Harbor Bridge project.