Concrete Pour Set To Begin On Pensacola Bay Bridge Repairs

January 8, 2021

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors have set multiple beam spans and will begin pouring concrete for the deck on the Pensacola Bay Bridge.

Beams and decks are part of the bridge superstructure that support traffic and bear the load passing over it. The deck, the surface of the bridge that will serve as a roadway for vehicles are supported by the beams.

Simultaneously, multiple teams are:

  • Demolishing damaged spans on the bridge.
  • Removing debris near the bottom of the bay.
  • Fabricating multiple concrete piles, piers, and beams for reconstruction from the Pensacola precast yard and a facility in Tampa.
  • Driving piles and setting beams to repair bridge spans.

Motorists should continue to use all available detour routes, which include the Garcon Point Bridge and State Road 87. At this time, tolls on the Garcon Point Bridge have been suspended through Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Commuters can also use the Escambia County Area Transit’s (ECAT) temporary bus route travel between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze free of charge.

The Pensacola Bay Bridge has a targeted re-opening date of March 2021. Once repairs are complete, all four lanes will be open with no load restrictions. As each repair method is developed, FDOT will be conducting reviews to ensure the contractor is hitting all milestones in the established schedule.


7 Responses to “Concrete Pour Set To Begin On Pensacola Bay Bridge Repairs”

  1. Mel Gibson on January 12th, 2021 9:40 am

    I see a lot of shills for Skanska are on here.

  2. Blc107 on January 10th, 2021 1:09 pm

    They must bring in an independent out of state inspection team for the repairs. How can Skanska or Florida DOT be trusted on this project now? The only way the public can believe the repairs and original construction is sufficient is to have it inspected fairly. Trust none of them, verify everything.

  3. Mac McLeod on January 10th, 2021 9:44 am

    How about the pedestrian lane. Yes, thats just as important as the vehicle lanes in case you didn’t know and never mentioned it. It needs to open at same time. It was open before the mess, it needs to be open after the mess. The mess is not considered cleaned up until it opens.

  4. StraightShooter on January 8th, 2021 8:50 pm

    I thought they were doing great building a 3 mile bridge in the amount of time compared to the fiasco on nine mile and 29. Had they not had issues during hurricane I think they would have finished the bridge before Roads inc finishes nine mile.

  5. Jon on January 8th, 2021 7:09 pm

    Everyone just shut up let the guys do there job .it was a act of mother nature ..skanska is a very good company and the men there will get it done .

  6. ensley boy on January 8th, 2021 9:59 am

    They did a good job on the escambia bay I-10 bridge. I hope they can recover from the extra expense of this project. I am sure they learned a lot from the problems that happened from the unexpected results from hurricane sally. I like many thought the storm would hit way west of us.

  7. Steven R Savage on January 8th, 2021 9:48 am

    Have they been able to make a deadline on any schedule since skanska has been in pensacola , What makes you think so now?Never seen so much incompetence before in my 38 years in construction,NEVER!

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