Rigby Road Bridge Closed For Repairs; Photos Show Conditions Under Bridge

February 14, 2020

Rigby Road in Bratt was closed Thursday for repairs to the bridge over Beaver Dam Creek.

The wood piling bridge constructed in 1965 is expected to be closed for about two weeks.

Photographs taken under the 75-foot long bridge Thursday afternoon showed obvious deterioration on a piling (pictured below) and a jack supporting the middle of the bridge (above). It was not known if the jack was in place prior to the closure, or if it was a sign of work that was already underway.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Rigby Road Bridge Closed For Repairs; Photos Show Conditions Under Bridge”

  1. Jacqueline on February 14th, 2020 9:19 pm

    Good question!
    Because now more than $550,000+ of our Local Option Sales Tax (may have gone up in the last year?) that was sold to the public as going to infrastructure costs is now approved to go to “economic development” expenditures to operate the Pensacola‚ÄźEscambia County Promotion and Development Commission (PEDC) and FloridaWest that suggests things like giving millions to build a hangar for a Singapore government owned aerospace company in the city.
    (The public officials are on a trip for the second time in Singapore right now! )

    Those bridges can wait apparently, even though infrastructure and public safety should be the *main* focus of our county leaders!
    The bridges have been studied and a lot of them are in need of repair.


  2. Mason on February 14th, 2020 5:34 pm

    More like “too much money going into private pockets.”
    Local officials in Florida always seem to be living rather well for being in charge of communities with “no money.”

  3. John Doe on February 14th, 2020 2:18 pm

    Debbie, because there is no money to fix them?

  4. Debbie on February 14th, 2020 7:14 am

    Just curious how often are the bridges in Escambia County inspected ? There has been a lot of closures in the last year or so . I’m wondering how did they get to the point of closures from one inspection til the next . Seems there had to be signs of rot way back and if so why wait to the point that some of these bridges appear to be in . Some of the pictures we have seen from this bridge and others in the past cause me to be very concerned.
    Just me wondering ….

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