Garcon Point Bridge Toll Suspension Extended Again

April 9, 2021

The toll suspension on the Garcon Point bridge has been extended through May9, 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Friday morning.

“The extension allows the Garcon Point Bridge to continue serving as a temporary detour route while the Pensacola Bay Bridge is being repaired from damage sustained during Hurricane Sally,” FDOT said in a news release. The toll suspension was previously set to expire Friday, April 9.

The Pensacola Bay Bridge is expected to open the week of May 31.

Comments

5 Responses to “Garcon Point Bridge Toll Suspension Extended Again”

  1. Edward C on April 10th, 2021 12:47 am

    This bridge had accumulated a lot of debt I thought prior to Hurricane Sally.
    I wonder what will happen after Memorial Day weekend when the new bridge is reopened?

  2. Alan on April 9th, 2021 1:03 pm

    @just saying …. The powers of the governor are limited so I would guess he extends it for as long a period of time as Florida law allows him too.

  3. just sayin on April 9th, 2021 11:21 am

    Why all the extensions? Why not just say it will be lifted until the new bridge is open?

  4. Alan on April 9th, 2021 11:08 am

    Mr Seale, good point. Same thing could of been said in 2004 when Ivan hit and knocked out the I-10 Escambia Bay bridge.

  5. J.Larry Seale on April 9th, 2021 8:58 am

    It really funny, this is a bridge
    NO one wanted to build..
    Thanks to former local crooks
    it got built………..





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