AUSTIN – TxDOT works to ensure the safety of those using our vast system by diligently monitoring all construction, inspecting all roadway bridges in the state at least every two years and working closely with partners to build and maintain a safe system.

TxDOT continues to work closely with the contractor, Flatiron/Dragados, on the design and construction of the Harbor Bridge to ensure its safety and durability. TxDOT staff has been and will continue to be directly involved in the review of the bridge design and inspection of ongoing construction work. 

TxDOT will continue to monitor the ongoing National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation around the recent tragedy in Florida and will take all appropriate actions after careful review of all of the NTSB’s findings for applicability to any TxDOT projects.

TxDOT will ensure that the new Harbor Bridge will be a significant improvement over the existing bridge by enhancing safety for motorists and spurring economic activity by allowing larger ships to access the Port of Corpus Christi.