Highway 4 Bridge Reduced To One Lane After State Inspection

June 22, 2019

After a state inspection this week, the Highway 4 bridge over Canoe Creek is down to one full lane.

Officials said a problem was found with one piling under the bridge, and it will be about a week before it is repaired. With the lane closure, officials said the bridge is safe for traffic.

The 225-foot long bridge between Bratt and Century averages over 1,000 vehicles per day. The county-owned bridge was constructed in 1942.

Pictured: The Highway 4 bridge over Canoe Creek Friday afternoon. NorthEscambia.com photos.


9 Responses to “Highway 4 Bridge Reduced To One Lane After State Inspection”

  1. You can't get there from here on June 24th, 2019 6:03 pm

    Yet @Doug is for spending $20-40 million for round-a-abouts and is also trying to put Perdido Key Drive on the backs of the county. He and his propaganda site ECW kick you off if you disagree with him.

    Truth be known if they tried to repair all these bridges at once the detours would be out outrageous, they are being done one by one.

    Pay attention, Comm Barry– doesn’t get into the toxic Underhill lies yet votes accordingly.

    You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time.

    Your crap about getting an attorney on the WEAR story was laughable..

    If you didn’t talk out of both sides of your mouth, then some might listen and have more trust.

    “Deceit invites scrutiny”

  2. @Doug Underhill on June 24th, 2019 11:35 am

    Mr. Underhill; If memory serves me, the Bob Sikes Bridge (the bridge between Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa Island used to be a state maintained bridge, and the County Commission of the time took it over from the state so they could collect all the $1.00 tolls. These tolls were supposed to be held in reserve until the bridge needed replacing. What happened to the money? I am with you on making ECAT fund itself or park the buses too. .

  3. Doug Underhill on June 24th, 2019 8:13 am

    Last July the BOCC was given a comprehensive study of every bridge in Escambia County done my Mott McDonald. It gives detailed information about the condition of every bridge, and it is not good. Many bridges in North county are in such a state of disrepair they cannot even do a full assessment of them. To get “right” we need to spend $9.3million per year for about 10 years. This DOES NOT include Quintette or the Bob Sykes, both of which are nearing end-of-life with no plan or money set aside. Meanwhile, nearly $5million a year of YOUR gas tax money goes to run a bloated ECAT bus system. That would go a long way toward fixing your bridges. Every penny we spend on the Bluffs, OLF8, VT MAE and other Economic Development efforts should be spent on YOUR roads and bridges. Our focus should be taking care of the people who are here today.

  4. Steph on June 24th, 2019 5:57 am

    Well this is a dumb decision. Who is the bright person that thought the piling would crumble or fail and didnt think about a potential accident that could be caused from a one lane bridge on a highway? Sounds like Century is not the only body of government with brainless dummies at the wheel.

  5. Snail on June 22nd, 2019 11:10 pm

    Concerned did you forget this is Escambia county FL. If this was down town it be fix by now we get nothing in the north end not even the new thank to north escambia for the job they do

  6. Pineville PI on June 22nd, 2019 2:51 pm

    I travel this road daily, I see a wreck coming if the county doesn’t move those cones.There are no signs posting that you’re approaching a 1 lane bridge. Just remember when you meet a vehicle at the bridge, it’s too late…..

  7. Florida logger on June 22nd, 2019 10:56 am

    If state inspectors cared for safety they would drive hwy 4 during heavy rain activity and see how dangerous and uneven it is it holds water bad even at slow speeds you still have issues so please repave and level it up before innocent lives are loss due to lack of concern state officials must don’t worry cause they don’t travel hwy 4 but we do thank you

  8. Concerned on June 22nd, 2019 10:52 am

    Officials say the bridge is safe for traffic? What about the safety of people crossing a bridge that has been temporarily made into a “one lane” crossing without any form of signage coming from either direction notifying them of what’s ahead?! Also, at the bottom of a hill and middle of a curve!? Too bad no one thought about placing reduced speed limit signs coming from BOTH directions or something to better ensure the safety of the people. Looks like an accident waiting to happen to me.

  9. Nikki Faktor on June 22nd, 2019 5:30 am

    Interesting. Thought they replaced or re-drove the pilings on that bridge about 15 years ago.

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