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The Harbor Bridge Project (or New Harbor Bridge or US 181 Harbor Bridge) is the replacement of the existing through arch bridge that crosses the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, which serves the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas, with a modern cable-stayed bridge design. The route will connect with SH 286 (the Crosstown Expressway) at its southern terminus and US 181 on the north. Groundbreaking on construction took place on August 8, 2016 and was scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2020, but was extensively delayed due to engineering and design issues, and is tentatively planned to be completed in 2025. History Planning for the bridge began in 2003 to address the maintenance and safety issues of the existing Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge as well as provide long term access to the Port of Corpus Christi to larger ship vessels (including Panamax). Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awarded developer Flatiron/Dragados with the design–build contract for the project. The old bridge will be demolished upon project completion. Design The new design is a cable-stayed bridge made up of twin precast concrete delta frame segmental box girders that spans 1,661 feet (506 m) across the entire ship channel bank-to-bank, providing 205 feet (62 m) of clearance above the water. The twin parallel cable-stays are arranged in a fan along middle of the mixed-use deck 134 feet (41 m) wide that carry six lanes of US 181 and a bicycle and pedestrian path with a mid-span belvedere facing the Gulf of Mexico. The approaches are of the same box girder type supported by columns 180 feet (55 m) apart. Construction To assemble the superstructure, box girders cast near the bridge site are lifted and brought into place using a self-propelled gantry crane, and then the tendons are post-tensioned before the crane moves to the next segment and repeats. The structure is slated to be the longest cable-stayed, concrete segmental bridge in North America. If completed before the Gordie Howe International Bridge, also under construction, it will also briefly have the longest cable-stayed span in the North America. Corpus Christi's nearby John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway, which has a similar construction method, is the first precast concrete post-tensioned segmental box girder bridge in the United States. Construction suspension In March 2018, a pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida prompted extensive reevaluation of bridge construction across the United States. An NTSB investigation ultimately concluded that the chief probable cause for the Florida bridge collapse was an error in design by the FIGG Bridge Group. FIGG was also the engineer for the Harbor Bridge Project. This prompted a design review by TxDOT who in 2019 ultimately asked the bridge developer Flatiron/Dragados to remove FIGG and select a different engineering firm. In July 2020 the developer designated the new engineer for the project as Arup-CFC, who expected no major changes. Construction resumed in August 2021. In July 2022 a TxDOT-ordered independent review by International Bridge Technologies found significant design flaws that persisted in its design, including five primary areas of concern. TxDOT subsequently suspended work on the bridge. The developer Flatiron/Dragados disputes some of these findings, and as of September 2022 discussion were ongoing with TxDOT regarding future construction and potential design remedies. Work continues TxDOT and Arup-CFC resolved one of the five design issues, deciding to add additional steel reinforcement to the delta box girders, and work resumed on those sections as of November 3, 2022. Construction of the approach spans has continued despite the halt on the main span and towers, and were over 80% complete as of October 28, 2022. TxDOT and Flatiron/Dragados resolved the four remaining design issues in April 2023. See also Transport portal Engineering portal Texas portal Notes References External links Official website Historical site. Discover the Christi Barth popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Christi Barth books.

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  • Hottie on Her Shelf synopsis, comments

    Hottie on Her Shelf

    Christi Barth

    Hallie Scott expected the hangover from her thirtieth birthday. She did not expect to find her calm, orderly life as Swan Cove’s head librarian to completely change overnight when ...

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    The Princess Problem

    Christi Barth

    What woman doesn’t want to wear a tiara? Me. The one who lives in yoga pants and knows she’s not special enough to be a princess.One minute I’m starting my dream life in NYC, and t...

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    Friends To Lovers

    Christi Barth

    Love blooms where you least expect it.Chicago wedding florist Daphne Lovell has no trouble producing perfect happilyeverafters for her clients. But figuring out her own love life i...

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    One Weekend in Venice

    Christi Barth

    Cady Staunton and Jasper Holt have been best friends forever–and only friends, aside from one unexpected kiss in Vegas eight years ago. But everything changes during a destination ...

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    Cruising Toward Love

    Christi Barth

    Can an unexplained breakup and ten years of heartache be cured by the romance – and endless buffets – of a tropical cruise? When her sister is left at the altar, small town librari...

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    The Opposite of Right

    Christi Barth

    Kylie Stafford has spent her whole life doing exactly what's expected. The right major, the right sorority, the right guys, just like her mother and her sister before her. But when...

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    Tempting the Prince

    Christi Barth

    What happens when you mix an average American woman with a decidedly not average future King? A whole lot of complications.It started when my allAmerican sister found out that she’...

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    Check My Heart

    Christi Barth

    The death of his little brother turned Kurt Lundquist's world upside down. He channeled his grief into skating his heart outand ultimately leading his hockey team to win the champi...

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    A Fine Romance

    Christi Barth

    Love never tasted so sweet...Mira Parrish came to Chicago to launch a romance storeand her quest for independence. She's got one shot to get this right and can't afford any di...

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    The Reverse of Perfection

    Christi Barth

    Dylan Royce, exteen pop star, needs a sexy image makeover. His first adult solo album came out under his perfect, whitewashed persona and tanked. Joining a band equally famous for ...

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    The Do-Over

    Christi Barth

    Anda Weiss knows that going on a reality show to find love is, well, desperate. But after years of putting her love life second to her career, that's how low she's willing to stoop...

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    Hell of an Angel

    Christi Barth

    Raised in Hell. Living in Buffalo. And on the verge of accidentally destroying both realms…Dark angel and actuary Evangeline Thayer hates taking unnecessary risks, but she knows be...

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    Imperfect Angel

    Christi Barth

    Three days ago, all Maisy Norgate had was a stack of bills, about a gazillion jobs, and her sunnyashell outlook. Now, thanks to an uncle she never knew about, she’s inherited an or...

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    Planning For Love

    Christi Barth

    Lights, camera, love!Chicago wedding planner Ivy Rhodes is blindsided when a reality TV crew shows up at one of her weddings. They're an intrusion ...and a complication, since the ...

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    The Other Side of Wrong

    Christi Barth

    Jake McQuinn's lived and loved the rockstar lifestyle. But a family scandal ripped him away from his band and back home. Back to boredom, a buttonedup sham of a job, and a desperat...

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    A Matchless Romance

    Christi Barth

    This matchmaker is bringing nerdy back...Brilliant video game designer Drew Watson is all work and no play. He's more at home locked away in his office writing code than using his ...