-An overview of the drama unfolding over the ship channel in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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At 3:21, a clarification: The ships can not enter the port empty (because they would have too much air draft). That means they can’t be fully loaded in the inner harbor because they are already carrying some weight when they enter.
At 12:40, I meant to say “20% above their capacity”
In July of 2022, the Texas Department of Transportation issued an emergency suspension of work on the half-finished Harbor Bridge project in Corpus Christi, citing serious design flaws that could cause the main span to collapse if construction continues. Since then, they have continued a very public feud with the contractor that is far from resolved.
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