All Traffic Now Flowing On The New Pensacola Bay Bridge

September 9, 2019

The first half of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge is now official open with traffic flowing both directions.

Highway 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) was transitioned to the new bridge on Sunday.

The temporary configuration for the new bridge will provide two lanes of east and two lanes of westbound traffic, along with a center-lane reserved for emergency vehicles. A multiuse path for pedestrians and bicyclists is expected to be operational near the end of 2019.

With all traffic shifted to the new bridge, construction crews will demolish the current bridge, complete the new westbound structure, and reconstruct the 17th Avenue interchange. All work is currently estimated for completion in mid-2021.

Comments

14 Responses to “All Traffic Now Flowing On The New Pensacola Bay Bridge”

  1. tg on September 11th, 2019 10:28 am

    That slight curve you see was a mistake we made but as you can see we got back on course.

  2. tg on September 10th, 2019 8:44 am

    The old wooden two lane bridge was just as fast.

  3. Wisperjet on September 10th, 2019 6:40 am

    ..the new bridge is great…once the other half is finished, getting across the bay will be safer for all of us..the biggest problem we face is distracted and impaired drivers along with an epidemic of hit and run drivers..I remember the draw bridge over to the beach , and the 2 -lane bridge over PNS BAY..Just try to be positive about things and you will enjoy life a whole lot more..

  4. MR REALITY on September 10th, 2019 12:54 am

    WOW…Some if you are so dang dumb…The bridge has NOTHING to do with traffic thru gulf breeze….The old bridge was built in the mid 1960’s…ITS LIFE WAS OVER…The state WANTED to make it a toll bridge and we the locals fought it TOOTH AND NAIL…GEEE MO NETTY!!!!!!

  5. Dante on September 9th, 2019 11:10 pm

    Name the bridge The Blue Angel Skyway Bridge

  6. Homer on September 9th, 2019 9:57 pm

    Such negative people, why don’t you run for office or stop complaining. Have a nice day…

  7. Tabby on September 9th, 2019 7:42 pm

    So, this is a nice way to spend a couple hundred million and Al. But……If you don’t think traffic is still gonna bottleneck going to the beach, your ignorant.

  8. j in Perdido on September 9th, 2019 6:32 pm

    As a taxpayer that is even more depressing!!!

  9. j in Perdido on September 9th, 2019 6:32 pm

    @ Alan chances are you will out live this one as well.

  10. retired on September 9th, 2019 6:25 pm

    surprised county commissioners did figure out a way to make it a toll bridge.
    like the beach bridge that was paid for!!!!!!!

  11. Alan on September 9th, 2019 3:16 pm

    I have now outlived a bridge. How depressing.

  12. tg on September 9th, 2019 2:33 pm

    Hmmm Gulf Breeze needs a 4 lane overpass down the middle of town.

  13. Hmm... on September 9th, 2019 10:47 am

    @tg – What’s going on there? I haven’t driven across the new bridge yet. Does it get congested? Is the road messed up from construction? Thanks

  14. tg on September 9th, 2019 8:22 am

    Everything is lovely til you reach Gulf Breeze then its no different.





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