Workers on Thursday laid out pieces of the fiberglass and aluminum body, pinchers and crab legs at the entrance to Rockport Beach Park. The 25-by-27 foot creation is a salute to blue crabs that are common in Rockport, a Gulf coast community about 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.
Rockport artist David Allgood took about nine months to create a replica of the original landmark that was made of chicken wire and paper products. Supporters raised about $11,000 for the project.
The original big blue crab artwork deteriorated after several hurricanes and by the late 1970s was removed and buried.