Work Continuing Tonight To Replace Metal Joint On Quintette Bridge

July 31, 2019

Work will continue a second night to repair an expansion joint on the Quintette Road Bridge over the Escambia River.

The bridge will experience traffic shifts from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday as crews make repairs to a damaged expansion joint on the bridge.

The traffic speed has been reduced to 5 mph on the bridge, and bridge traffic will be shifted to one lane during the repairs.

On Monday, an expansion — the piece of metal between concrete sections of the bridge – joint protruded up from the bridge into a travel lane and was struck by vehicles.

Maintenance of the bridge is Escambia County’s responsibility, according to Escambia County Public Works Director and Engineer Joy Jones. Ian Satter, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said Monday that the bridge remains structurally sound and the incident will not prompt a bridge inspection.

Repair efforts on the joint began Tuesday night. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


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