FIU Collapse Report Spurs Texas Bridge Design Review
The Texas Dept. of Transportation has suspended design work on Corpus Christi’s Harbor Bridge pending a safety review of plans prepared by FIGG Bridge Group, one of the firms faulted by the National Transportation Safety Board for last year’s deadly pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University. Although construction of the $803-million cable-stayed structure’s initial phase remains unaffected, the review, expected to take at least 30 days, could further delay a project already behind on its original 2021 completion schedule. Tests of elements already in place have revealed no issues.