Port of Corpus Christi dredging to begin 'immediately'Port of Corpus Christi dredging to begin 'immediately'https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=199372018-05-02T05:00:00Z2018-05-02T21:55:00Z

​​CORPUS CHRISTI – The Port of Corpus Christi announced mid-April 2018 that it would immediately begin a dredging project in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

The ultimate goal is to be finished within four years—just in time for the new Harbor Bridge to open.

Both the dredging and the taller bridge are necessary to keep the port viable as ships get bigger.

The channel will be dredged to 56 feet from its current 45 feet and widened to 54 feet, all along its 36-mile length.

When the new Harbor Bridge is completed, it will have a vertical clearance of 205 feet.

Known as the nation’s energy port, at least six oil and gas pipelines are under construction to connect shale oil fields in West Texas and the Eagle Ford to the Port of Corpus Christi.

Several facilities to liquify natural gas for easier transport, and refineries and plastics plants are also in the works in the area.

When the project is completed, the port will be the first in Texas to have a channel deeper than 50 feet beneath the water’s surface.
Corpus Christi Business Journal
Corpus Christi
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