Pensacola Bay Bridge “By the Numbers”
Crews are working to construct the new eastbound (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) bridge and as much of the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) bridge as possible. Since the new westbound bridge will sit partially within the footprint of the current bridge it can’t be completed until all traffic is transitioned to the eventual eastbound bridge and the current structure demolished.
Here’s a snapshot of the progress on major construction elements:
-Test and production piles driven 1.450 of 2,124
-Trophy pieces placed: 197 of 416
-Florida I-Beams set: 415 of 1,020
-Concrete bridge deck spans poured: 74 of 210