The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced the suspension of the FIGG Bridge Group (FIGG) from the Harbor Bride Project last week.
The suspension will allow TxDOT time to fully review the recent findings by the National Transportation Safety Board to continue their investigation of the 2018 Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse that was designed by FIGG.
State elected officials have been communicating and working with TxDOT, the agency responsible for overseeing the Harbor Bridge Replacement Project, to ensure the agency is taking all precautions necessary to construct a new safe bridge.
TxDOT has confirmed that there are no safety concerns with any part of the project that has been completed to date. The suspension will will ensure a comprehensive review of design plans for construction that has not been completed. The process includes multiple checks, including both internal and independent engineers with expertise in these types of projects.
TxDOT will continue to update the progress on the project.