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The City of Corpus Christi will be updating this page daily with press releases, videos, and photos regarding the Yorktown Mud Bridge currently being repaired.

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Daily Updates

 

January 31, 2023: Today, the contractor will be working on sandblasting the exposed rebar at bent cap two.

Asphalt patch on the bridge.

Photo Caption: Asphalt patch on the bridge. 

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January 30. 2023: Today, the contractor will be placing the bull rock along the bridge embankment and the subcontractor will continue working on the bent cap repairs.

Bull rock in front of the new concrete embankment.

Photo Caption: Bull rock in front of the new concrete embankment. 

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January 27, 2023: The contractor will continue repairing the bent caps today as well as filling the east side abutment voids that began yesterday.

East side abutment concrete void filling.    East side abutment concrete void filling.

Photo Caption: East side abutment concrete void filling.

Chipping of bent caps.

Chipping of bent caps.

Chipping of bent caps.

Photo Caption: Chipping of bent caps.

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January 26, 2023: The contractor is removing the temporary road repairs previously installed along the east abutment today.  Additionally, the subcontractor will continue to work on the first bent cap.

Bent cap chipping continues.

Bent cap chipping continues.

Bent cap chipping continues.

Bent cap chipping continues.

Photo Caption: Bent cap chipping continues.

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January 25, 2023: Today, the contractor will continue regrading the embankment. The subcontractor will be placing multiple wood barges in the water and will continue repairs to the bridge caps.

Video Caption: Yorktown Mud Bridge News Conference on January 25, 2023.

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January 24, 2023: No work will take place today due to the weather.

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January 23, 2023: Today, the contractor will continue with regrading the embankment. Additionally, the subcontractor will be placing multiple wood barges in the water and is preparing to start repairs to the bridge caps.

Wooden barges being installed.   Wooden barges being installed.

Photo Caption: Wooden barges being installed.

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January 20, 2023: Today, the contractor will be regrading the embankment on the west side of the bridge.

West side embankment ready for reshaping.

Photo Caption: West side embankment ready for reshaping.

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January 19, 2023: The contractor will complete the grading of the roadway embankment on the east side of the bridge today and will transition to the west of the bridge tomorrow.  The structural repair sub-contractor will be bringing in additional barges and a sky lift today in preparation for pile repairs.

Reshape embankment.

Photo Caption: Reshape embankment.

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January 18, 2023: The contractor finished the shotcrete on the embankment of the west side of the bridge and is working on grading the areas along the roadway.  

Newly poured shotcrete on the westside embankments.   Newly poured shotcrete on the westside embankments.

Photo Caption: Newly poured shotcrete on the westside embankments.

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January 17, 2023: The contractor will be placing shotcrete on the west side of the bridge embankment today.

Video Caption: Shotcrete installation.

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January 16, 2023: The contractor is finishing preparation for shotcrete tomorrow. 

Embankment ready for shotcrete.

Photo Caption: Embankment ready for shotcrete.

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January 13, 2023: The contractor is finishing the embankment backfill and rebar placement today.

Embankment backfilled with bullrock and concrete bags.

Photo Caption: Embankment backfilled with bullrock and concrete bags.

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January 12, 2023: The contractor is currently backfilling the west side embankment and forming and placing rebar in preparation for shotcrete next week. They are also cleaning up trash and other debris around the bridge.   

West side embankment ready for shotcrete.

Photo Caption: West side embankment ready for shotcrete.

West side embankment ready for rebar, bullrock, and backfill.

Photo Caption: West side embankment ready for rebar, bullrock, and backfill.

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January 11, 2023: Today, the contractor is placing the final concrete on the west side footing and prepping the embankment for shotcrete.

Prepping embankment for shotcrete.

Photo Caption: Prepping embankment for shotcrete.

West side footer ready for concrete.

Photo Caption: West side footer ready for concrete.

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January 10, 2023: The contractor will be pouring the last section of concrete footing on the east side of the bridge today. In addition, they’re placing concrete bags and rocks behind the new footing in preparation for the shotcrete.

West side footer complete with concrete.

Photo Caption: West side footer complete with concrete.

Bags and rocks being placed in preparation for shotcrete.

Photo Caption: Bags and rocks being placed in preparation for shotcrete.

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January 9, 2023: Today, the contractor will be forming the westside embankment footer and backfilling behind the footing underneath the bridge.

Cleaned, reshaped, and compacted embankment on Flour Bluff side of the bridge.

Cleaned, reshaped, and compacted embankment on Flour Bluff side of the bridge.

Photo Caption: Westside formed footers ready for concrete.

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January 6, 2023: The contractor will be placing concrete on the west side footer today. Divers will also be onsite, prepping for the underwater piling repairs.

Video Caption: West side footer framed out and ready for concrete.

Cleaned, reshaped, and compacted embankment on Flour Bluff side of the bridge.

Photo Caption: West side footer framed out.

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January 5, 2023: Today, the contractor will begin digging the west side footing and embankment.

Video Caption: East side revetment wall installation of shotcrete.

Cleaned, reshaped, and compacted embankment on Flour Bluff side of the bridge.

Photo Caption: East side revetment wall smoothing out of shotcrete.

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January 4, 2023: Today, the contractor is installing shotcrete on the east side embankment revetment wall. Once complete, they will begin digging out the west side embankment in preparation for the footers.

Video Caption: The City of Corpus Christi hosted a news conference regarding the ongoing repairs to the Yorktown Mud Bridge on January 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Video Caption: Installation of the shotcrete on the east side embankment.

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January 3, 2023: The contractor has finished the forming and placement of steel for the revetment wall on the east side of the bridge. The contractor plans on placing shotcrete on the revetment wall tomorrow morning.

Video Caption: Steal matting ready for shotcrete.

Cleaned, reshaped, and compacted embankment on Flour Bluff side of the bridge.

Photo Caption: Cleaned, reshaped, and compacted embankment on Flour Bluff side of the bridge.

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December 31, 2022 - January 2, 2023: Due to the New Years' holiday, work on the Mud Bridge will commence on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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December 30, 2022: The contractor completed the concrete footer on the east side of the bridge. They backfilled the area with bull rock and started placing rebar for concrete retaining wall. 

Video Caption: Rebar and rock work under bridge.

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December 29, 2022: The contractor is placing the last concrete footing section on the southeast side of the bridge today, then they will move to the northwest side of the bridge and start working on the footer for that side of the bridge. 

Video Caption: Formed Footer.

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December 28, 2022: The contractor is working to form the footer on the west side of the bridge. Once complete they will pour concrete either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Building forms for bridge footer.

Building forms for bridge footer.

Photo Caption: Completed formed footers with newly poured concrete.

Video Caption: The City of Corpus Christi hosted a news conference regarding the ongoing repairs to the Yorktown Mud Bridge on December 28 at 10:00 a.m.

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December 27, 2022: The contractor continued work on the Mud Bridge today. They are currently working to form and place the embankment footer on the South side of the bridge.

Building forms for bridge footer.

Building forms for bridge footer.

Photo Caption: Formed footers ready for concrete.

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December 23 - December 26, 2022: Work on the Mud Bridge project is halted due to inclement weather and the Christmas holiday. Work will commence on Tuesday, December 27th.

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December 22, 2022: The contractor will continue excavation work and concrete pours of the revetment wall footings on the east side of the bridge today. They are working to build an access road on the west side of the bridge to ensure safe entry and exit for equipment and materials into the work zone. Additionally, work is underway to build a barrier system on the west side to keep the water from flowing into the work zone. Due to inclement weather, work will be halted after today until Tuesday, December 27th.

Video Caption: Water being pumped out from overnight tides.

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December 21, 2022: The City’s contractor will begin pouring the concrete footings on the east side (Flour Bluff side) of the channel bank.  The structural engineering consultant will begin conducting a comprehensive assessment of the bridge pilings to determine if additional repairs are necessary.

Video Caption: The City of Corpus Christi hosted a news conference regarding the ongoing repairs to the Yorktown Mud Bridge on December 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Video Caption: Contractor digging in preparation for the installation of the footers. 

Video Caption: Contractor conducting piling inspection under the bridge.

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December 20, 2022: Today, the contractor will be pumping water out of the work zone and plans to begin excavation of the revetment wall footers.

Building forms for bridge footer.

Photo Caption: Building forms for bridge footer.

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December 19, 2022: The contractor for the Yorktown Mud Bridge started work on the emergency repairs of the bridge last week. The contractor made limited progress over the weekend due to high tides and increased wave action. Today, the contractor is pumping out water and repairing the areas affected by this weekend’s high tides. 

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December 16, 2022: The City of Corpus Christi hosted a news conference (video below) regarding the ongoing repairs to the Yorktown Mud Bridge.

Yorktown Mud Bridge Map

Mud Bridge Map

TRAFFIC DETOUR

All traffic traveling east on Yorktown Boulevard will be turned around at Krypton Drive. Westbound traffic is being turned around at Arman Street. Local access is being allowed to residents only. Motorists who use the Yorktown Mud Bridge for access to-or-from Flour Bluff will need to use SPID until the bridge is repaired.