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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

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A Bridge To Nowhere? Corpus Christi Project Hits Another Snag

Posted 11-11-2022 at 07:37 PM by case44
Updated 11-14-2022 at 06:31 PM by case44


What began in 2016 is now turning into a nine-year project. The Texas Department of Transportation, for better or worse, has got some big-time explaining to do.

Corpus Christi, once upon a time, was watching the construction of a brand-new Harbor Bridge over its port district. It was going to be gleaming, high, and cable-stayed. It was going to carry cars and pedestrians higher than its current bridge. And it still can, but officials are encountering more problems. They've had one delay before when they switched designers, but now, crews have noticed a design flaw which must be corrected to ensure safety.

Originally, this bridge was to be completed in 2020. Then it got pushed back to 2024.

And now?? 2025!

Look, sports fans, it's like this: I understand the need to get it right the first time, and that's fair game. But there are so many questions about why there are flaws in the design, along with the TXDOT Hokey Pokey.

https://www.caller.com/story/news/sp...t/65382783007/

Corpus Christi must replace their 1950s-era bridge, previously functional, useful, and an engineering marvel back when it was first built. Now, it still stands, but it also impedes other potential business that the Port of Corpus Christi just missed out on...............but could have one day. It's important that those behind the new bridge get everything fixed and right so that construction can finish smoothly so that the future of the area will be bright.

Like many South Texans, this writer is looking forward to the new Harbor Bridge's (merciful?) completion in what will now be 2025. That is sure to be on my bucket list. New bridges shouldn't really have to be this hard to build.
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    I also can't wait to see the finalization of North Beach and two important developments expected to take place between the Port area and North Beach's shores.
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    Posted 11-14-2022 at 06:32 PM by case44 case44 is offline
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    Hard to believe it's taken this long for that Corpus Christi bridge to come to fruition. I-70's Stan Musial Mississippi River bridge didn't even take nearly that amount of time to put together.
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    Posted 11-22-2022 at 05:21 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline
 

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