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Houston Bridge Revised Design Adds $300M to Price

December 1, 2021

Via: ENR

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 Houston Ship 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.

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