CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation said it has concerns with the overall design of the new Harbor Bridge.
This comes nearly a week after TxDOT ordered work on the bridge to stop.
In a statement, TxDOT told 3NEWS:
TxDOT notified the public of a suspension of work on the main span cable-stayed portion of the project on July 15. The suspension stems from TxDOT’s concerns, confirmed by independent reviews, regarding the overall design of the main bridge.
According to the statement, TxDOT will continue to provide the public with more details and significant updates.
TxDOT also said that the current Harbor Bridge is "inspected annually and remains structurally sound."
Full statement from TxDOT:
"TxDOT and FDLLC are currently coordinating and reviewing the concerns raised by TxDOT. The suspension halts construction while that process takes place. TxDOT expects to have more details as the coordination progresses and will continue to provide the public with any significant updates.
"As we have stated before, TxDOT is committed to ensuring and verifying all safety standards are met, and we stand committed to take every action necessary to do so.
"The current Harbor Bridge, which the new bridge will eventually replace, is inspected annually and remains structurally sound. TxDOT has suspended construction only on the cable-stayed portion of the new bridge. TxDOT expects all other work through the SH-286 and I-37 interchange, the north and south approaches, and the North Beach roadworks to continue. TxDOT will maintain involvement with project oversight."
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