Corpus Cristi Bridge
Civil Engineering

Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Replacement

The replacement of the existing US 181 Harbor Bridge and reconstruction of associated expressways, with three lanes in each direction. Once complete, the new Harbor Bridge will be the longest, cable-stay, concrete-segmental bridge in the USA and Canada.






    Contract Management, Claims Management





The project

The project, under the leadership and direction of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will improve US 181 and the Harbor Bridge to create a safe and efficient transportation corridor.

The project includes replacement of the existing Harbor Bridge and reconstruction of portions of the six lane US 181, I-37, and the Crosstown Expressway. The project will include the development, design, construction, and maintenance of a total of 6.44 miles of bridge and connecting roadway. Additionally, the project includes the reconstruction of approximately 1.6 miles of I-37, reconstruction of approximately 1 mile of the Crosstown Expressway, and demolition of the existing Harbor Bridge.

The new bridge will allow TxDOT:

  • To improve safety, thereby reducing accident rates
  • Provide better opportunities for moving people and goods (including military equipment and Port assets) throughout the region
  • Provide adequate capacity to meet future traffic demand
  • Provide greater economic development opportunities for the Port of Corpus Christi
  • The new bridge will permit larger (post-Panamax) ships to pass beneath, with a 205-foot clearance compared to the existing 138 feet

Our role

We were retained to provide contract and claims management, baseline schedule review and repair and project scheduling

  • Providing strategic (contractual/commercial) strategies for claims
  • Leading project team negotiations with client on commercial matters
  • Conducting negotiations with subcontractors
  • Leading interface management between all project functions to analyse project requirements and strategic opportunities
  • Designing and implementing contract administration, change management and claim management systems
  • Overseeing all scheduling activities
  • Claims preparation including EOT and loss and expense submissions 
  • Claims negotiation