Client Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) had issued the developer with a ‘notice of default’ in August, citing safety concerns centred around design issues (link opens in new tab).

The cable-stayed bridge is being built in Corpus Christi and will have a main span of about 500m. Crews for Flatiron/Dragados, the project developer, have remobilised ready to carry out tasks including lifting the first delta frames into place and continuing construction on the towers.

“The resumption of work on the main spans is positive news because it indicates construction progress is now under way on the project’s cable-stayed portion of the bridge,” said TxDOT Corpus Christi district engineer Valente Olivarez, Jr. “TxDOT and the developer are excited to begin this work because it represents a huge step forward for the project.”  

Olivarez said the resumption of work indicates Flatiron/Dragados’ commitment to achieving its publicly released work schedule that shows a project completion date of 2025.

New Harbor Bridge - artist's impression of the completed cable-stayed structure