Yorktown Mud Bridge Reopened

Bridge Rededicated Friday

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Today, during a rededication ceremony, City officials announced the reopening of the Yorktown Mud Bridge. The $2.7 million emergency repair project began in December when the City initiated an emergency closure of the Yorktown Mud Bridge to repair a sinkhole that resulted from damage to the bridge's riprap embankment.

On January 4, City Manager Peter Zanoni announced that the City had developed a three-phase plan for reopening the Yorktown Mud Bridge.

The plan's first phase included the restoration of the embankments along the bridge's east and west sides.

Phase two, which addressed additional issues with twenty-six pilings, began on January 16 with the arrival of the City's subcontractor, Southern Road & Bridge, and was expected to take 70 working days to complete. The contractors, however, completed the project approximately two weeks ahead of schedule.

Finally, phase three includes the planned construction of a replacement bridge, beginning with early environmental clearance, utility coordination, and design bidding in 2025, one year earlier than initially planned and funded by TxDOT.

The bridge is now open to traffic, and motorists are encouraged to comply with all traffic laws.

For more information, media representatives may contact Senior Public Information Officer Richard Vargas at 361-826-3420 or richardv2@cctexas.com