Highway 168 Bridge Closed After Failed Inspection

May 20, 2017

A North Escambia bridge is closed after failing an inspection Thursday.

The bridge over Reedy Creek on Highway 168 nearĀ  Wawbeek Road will be closed until further notice for repairs. Drivers can detour on Highway 4 via Raines Road to the east and North Highway 99 to the west.

Escambia County received notice from the Florida Department of Transportation on Thursday, May 18 that the bridge near Bratt needed repairs before it can be reopened:

A completion date for repairs is not known as the closure notice was just received by the county.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Highway 168 Bridge Closed After Failed Inspection”

  1. Kathy on May 22nd, 2017 11:03 am

    What people don’t understand when they say the bridge us closed due to safety reasons don’t move the barrel s . people have been moving them to cross the bridge how crazy is that.

  2. Northend resident on May 20th, 2017 11:27 pm
  3. Northend Resident on May 20th, 2017 1:20 am

    Isn’t the county suppose to inspect these and repair these or report it to the FDOT eventually in a plan?

    I find that the FDOT put a notice in to the county seems backward.

    Did some individual report it or does FDOT come around and do inspections. Just curious of the process.

    It would be a tragedy for it to just cave in, if in fact the county is supposed to be up here in the north end inspecting things.

    That’s an unexpected detour for an unspecified amount of time to say the least.

    What else has not had proper attention on this northern boundary of Escambia County? Hey Escambia County, we live here and pay taxes too you know.

    Pro act rather than react.





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