Plans Approved for Two New Bridges to Pelican Island

County commissioners approved the deal and county staffers will spend the next two years on planning, engineering and environmental studies for the bridges.

📅   Fri January 08, 2016 - West Edition


County commissioners approved the deal and county staffers will spend the next two years on planning, engineering and environmental studies for the bridges.
County commissioners approved the deal and county staffers will spend the next two years on planning, engineering and environmental studies for the bridges.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Galveston County has approved an agreement with Galveston for construction of two new bridges to Pelican Island.

The Galveston County Daily News reported that commissioners accepted a deal to use city property as a starting point for the rail and road bridges.

The existing two-lane drawbridge for Pelican Island, which is home to Texas A&M University-Galveston, was built in 1957.

Commissioner Ryan Dennard said the next step is reaching an agreement with the Port of Houston to use its property on Pelican Island for bridge landing points.

Galveston County in 2013 estimated a new four-lane vehicular bridge could cost up to $30 million.

County commissioners approved the deal and county staffers will spend the next two years on planning, engineering and environmental studies for the bridges.