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Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge 2 Years Behind

Construction of the new Harbor Bridge will not be complete for another two years, the Texas Department of Transportation announced at an October 16 meeting of the Port of Corpus Christi commissioners. The original completion date was April 2020. This picture was taken September 2019. Courtesy photo

Construction of the new Harbor Bridge is about two years behind schedule, according to information released at a recent Port of Corpus Christi commissioners meeting. Originally scheduled to be opened in April 2020 — just six months from now — the bridge will need another 18 months beyond that before opening to the public, the Texas Department of Transportation announced.

“For projects of this size and scope, delays are not uncommon due to the magnitude and complexity of the project,” reads the statement.

The timeline “remains in development,” it continued.

The $930 million project is now in its third year. The official groundbreaking was in August 2016.

The news came as no big surprise. Contractor Flatiron/Dragados warned commissioners in February that reaching the April 2020 deadline was unlikely. The company is expected to give a more detailed update at the commissioners’ November meeting.

Construction delays have been caused by weather, permitting processes, and other unforeseen situations, according to TxDOT.

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