Local newspaper looks back at construction of the first bridge across Pensacola Bay

Local newspaper looks back at construction of the first bridge across Pensacola Bay

The thousands of motorists who cross the Three Mile Bridge each day are well-aware of the construction in progress, to build a new version of the bridge. The News Journal has carried details with fine photos to illustrate the story of this $400 million project which will carry traffic for probably the next 50 years and more. With the telling of this present story there also is a news trail that goes back a long way, for it was 90 years ago that the first engineering was in progress for the first version of the span.

Construction progress update

Construction progress update

Here’s a look at progress through mid-January on completion of major construction elements for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge.

30th anniversary of the catastrophic barge strike

30th anniversary of the catastrophic barge strike

January 15 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic barge strike that crippled the Pensacola Bay Bridge for 224-days in 1989.

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