Photos Show Work To Repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge During 2021

April 4, 2021

The Pensacola Bay Bridge is currently expected to open the week of May 31, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

When it reopens, about the first mile or so out of Pensacola will only be two lanes.

The bridge has been closed since it was struck and damaged by multiple Skanska barges.

Initially the state had targeted March 22 to reopen the bridge, but that date was pushed to May or the first week in June after initial damage was found to a trophy piece, one of the piers that supports the roadway spans.

For photos that show the work on the Pensacola Bay Bridge repairs  so far in 2021, click here.

Photos for, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Photos Show Work To Repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge During 2021”

  1. Ian;s Mom on April 28th, 2021 5:23 pm

    This bridge work has been a fiasco since the beginning. Completion of first side was over a year late, then they failed to remove the barges and the repairs have taken about 10 months. Meanwhile it appears NOTHING was done to the second side during the repairs to the first. We will be lucky to have a functioning double bridge by 2025 at this rate. It really makes one concerned about the quality of the work. Companies in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach have been greatly damaged. I bet they go bankrupt soon to avoid law suits..This company never should have gotten the contract.

  2. Jim on April 26th, 2021 4:34 pm


  3. Jim on April 26th, 2021 4:32 pm

    Chinese can put up a 57 story skyscraper in 19 days. Repair a bypass bridge in 43 hrs. They have a giant bridge building machine that lays 100 meter sections of bridge at a time, across gorges and they built a 32 mile bridge to the island of Macau from the mainland. I think we need to send our engineers to China to learn something. We are being left in the dust.

  4. Aj on April 5th, 2021 11:24 am

    Worked out there on that bridge before and after Sally Skanska is a horrible company to start with I was a third party so not hired by them .
    It was no surprise to see them forget to move the barges they waited till less than 24 hours before the storm was to hit before deciding to move the barges all that damage so they could make a few extra hours of work out of their employees

  5. Ddavis on April 4th, 2021 3:00 pm

    Note: this is only half the bridge to open. It’s the “new” part, recently built by Skanska but terribly damaged by untethered barges from Skanska during Hurricane Sally. The other half, northbound side, was being built, and will complete soon after, hopefully, to open entire bridge. The damaged/potentially repaired southbound side will hold both southbound and northbound traffic, tightly packed, until completion of second side…

  6. A Alex on April 4th, 2021 11:25 am

    Hate to be the last one to cross. likely will wait a month or two before going to Pegleg Pete. sure misstheir oysters

  7. JD on April 4th, 2021 10:40 am

    Worked out there. The fishing pier is pretty much destroyed. Lot of damage you can’t see until you go by it or under it in a boat. It most likely will be replaced.

  8. Todd on April 4th, 2021 7:29 am

    So if the bridge is to last 99 years , they should start building the next one now so it will be done by then.

  9. bob c on April 4th, 2021 7:26 am

    @ Denbroc
    Saw that in some earlier pics after Sally. Heard that Skanska wanted to remove the fishing pier to make their access easier then rebuild it after they had finished the spans from Gulf Breeze to Pensacola. Haven’t seen or heard anything since then.
    If removed and built back would be a good time to make it longer and wider.
    Need to wet a line soon.

  10. Denbroc on April 4th, 2021 7:13 am

    Until seeing these pictures I had no idea the fishing bridge was missing a section.

    Great gallery.

  11. MR REALITY on April 4th, 2021 2:33 am

    Who wants to be the first to cross it?

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