FDOT Awards $2.7 Million Contract To Replace Bratt Road Bridge

October 30, 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.7 million contract to replace a bridge on Bratt Road that has been closed for nearly 11 months.

The $2,727,550.12 contract was awarded to low bidder Murphree Bridge. The second lowest bid submitted by Roads, Inc. was about $69,000 more.  Two other bids were $3.12 and $3.16 million.

Once construction begins, it will take up 90-120 days to install a temporary bridge and open it to traffic. Once the temporary bridge is opened, construction will begin on a new permanent concrete bridge. Murphree will have 210 days from the start date to complete the project.

The bridge averaged 425 vehicles per day prior to closure. It was constructed in 1956.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “FDOT Awards $2.7 Million Contract To Replace Bratt Road Bridge”

  1. Bratt Fl resident on October 30th, 2018 8:20 pm

    @ Just saying, now they fly up and down west hwy 4 at 50 miles per hour, you can have them back anytime! (lol)

    There has been so much traffic here lately on west hyw 4, it feels like we live on Michigan Avenue in Pensacola. Ready for it to slow down!

  2. elmerpsuggins on October 30th, 2018 3:42 pm

    Ferry,s are safer Like your comment Grand Locust

  3. D Johnson on October 30th, 2018 11:20 am

    Thank goodness. This has been very inconvenient but glad it is being made safe.

  4. JHK on October 30th, 2018 9:02 am


  5. Just saying on October 30th, 2018 6:02 am

    Don’t replace it it’s been so nice not having vehicles fly up and down brat rd at 50 miles an hour especially the dump trucks.

  6. Southbound on October 30th, 2018 4:46 am

    The existing bridge supports would handle the weight of a locomotive. Replacement yes, but this bridge should of never been shut down for 10 months.
    Knee jerk reaction that caused a lot of grief for those that used it.

  7. Grand Locust on October 30th, 2018 4:30 am

    With FDOT’s record in Escambia County with bridges, this should be fun to watch. I heard some people were thinking of putting in a ferry rather than risk another bridge. When someone told the FDOT engineers that the creek is too shallow for a ferry, they decided to spend five million to dig a pond deep enough to operate the ferry. I am putting my bet on one bridge collapse when pouring and a year delay in construction, and finally they figured out the ferry would not fit and will close the road for another two years.