DALLAS - Harris County commissioners expected to vote tomorrow to create a nonprofit corporation to buy the troubled Houston Ship Channel Bridge from the Texas Turnpike Authority in what would be a first-of-its-kind deal.

However, Harris County Judge Jon Lindsay said that whether the $320 million bond-financed deal becomes a reality will depend on everything from a favorable opinion by the state attorney general to concessions from the institutions that now hold junior lien bonds expected to default in 1996 unless action is taken.

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