Pelican Island Bridge

The Texas A&M University at Galveston Research Vessel Trident passes under the Pelican Island Bridge on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Among the things lost to worry about the COVID-19 pandemic, national political upheaval and attention to huge projects such as a storm-surge barrier along the coast was what to do about the Pelican Island Bridge.

It’s an important question because that bridge, which links Galveston and, by extension, the Texas mainland to Pelican Island, is about ready to collapse into the Galveston Ship Channel. A hard wind might be enough to accomplish that, according to the most recent assessment of the bridge’s status.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com​.

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George Laiacona

This critical bridge project will surely be included in President Biden’s infrastructure package

Carlos Ponce

There is no real Biden infrastructure package. That boondoggle has very little infrastructure in it. What's there is simply to appease those who supported Democrats.

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