Houston Bridge’s Revised Design Adds $300M to Price
Source: https://www.enr.com/, December 1, 2021
By: James Leggate
Officials in Texas have settled on plans to replace a flawed design for the new Houston Ship Channel bridge project over safety concerns, with an added build cost of nearly $300 million on top of the original $962 million price.
The new design for the 4.1-mile bridge, which will carry a widened Sam Houston Tollway across the channel, replaces the original pre-cast concrete substructure with a steel substructure. It also eliminates planned stay cradles in favor of anchorages and steel boxes in the pylons. Read more.