Bridge demolition and disposal underway
Work to dispose of concrete debris from the old Pensacola Bay Bridge is underway. Crews are loading the debris aboard barges and transporting it offshore for disposal in areas managed by Escambia County’s Marine Resources Division. The reefs are sure to become favorites for fishing and diving in the Gulf of Mexico.
The first reef site, located approximately eight miles offshore, began receiving debris earlier this month. Plans are to dispose of the debris at multiple permitted reef locations.
The concrete deck spans weigh more than 200 tons each. Water depth at the initial reef site ranges between 92- and 95-feet.