Pensacola Bay Bridge demolition begins

Pensacola Bay Bridge demolition begins

With all traffic shifted to the eventual eastbound bridge the focus of construction has turned to demolishing the former Pensacola Bay Bridge. To safely remove the concrete and steel components crews first drill cores into the bridge decks to attach the lifting apparatus so it can be attached to a crane. Once the leads are connected to the crane, the bridge deck is cut free using a concrete saw and lifted as a single piece onto a disposal barge.

Westbound traffic moved to new Pensacola Bay Bridge

Westbound traffic moved to new Pensacola Bay Bridge

U.S. 98 westbound traffic was transitioned to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge this morning (Sunday, Sept. 8) at approximately 5 a.m. CDT. Crews worked through the nighttime hours to transition two lanes of westbound traffic off the "old" Pensacola Bay Bridge and onto the new (eventual eastbound) structure.

New bridge opens to traffic

New bridge opens to traffic

The new (eventual eastbound) Pensacola Bay Bridge opened to traffic Wednesday evening, Sept. 4 at approximately 10 p.m. Eastbound (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) traffic is now using the new bridge while westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) drivers remain temporarily on the “old” bridge until approximately Sunday evening Sept. 8.

Traffic shift planned for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge

Traffic shift planned for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge

U.S. 98 eastbound traffic (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) will be shifted to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge Wednesday evening, Sept. 4 and U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) on Sunday, Sept. 8.

News Update

News Update

The traffic shift planned for U.S. 98 eastbound traffic to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge for Sunday Aug. 4 and U.S. 98 westbound on Thursday, Aug. 8 has been postponed. Also postponed is the planned August 4-8 closure of 17th Avenue, between Gregory Street and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti B

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