Skanska Says They Have Removed 16 Of 23 Barges, Including Three From Under The Bay Bridge

October 25, 2020

Skanska has now removed 16 of the 23 barges that ran aground during Hurricane Sally

The contractor said late last week that three of the four barges left under the Pensacola Bay Bridge have now been “retrieved”.

“Each barge represents a unique and technically complex recovery operation that we are managing carefully with our partners to mitigate further physical or environmental damage,” Skanska said in an email to

Pictured: Skanska barges along Bayfront Parkway, not far from the Pensacola Bay Bridge,  in downtown Pensacola. photos, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Skanska Says They Have Removed 16 Of 23 Barges, Including Three From Under The Bay Bridge”

  1. Anne on October 25th, 2020 9:24 am

    WELL — with this Tropical Storm to be Hurricane Zeta coming this way we all hope that Skanska has properly moored their barges and whatever else that floats WAY up in the rivers and bayous.
    Prayers for NO More Damage to our structures and homes.
    Never in my many years have seen our area have so many storms.
    God Protect us ALL…

  2. Hold my beer on October 25th, 2020 9:19 am

    Just hang on a few days and the storm surge from Zeta will push enough water in to float the barges without any help at all! Just hook up to them in 75mph winds and let’er EAT! lol

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