Bridge reopening now estimated for week of May 31
The Florida Department of Transportation has announced plans to complete repairs for the Pensacola Bay Bridge and restore traffic to the structure the week of May 31. Additional analysis at Pier Location No. 70 revealed previously undiscovered damage. The construction team has determined the damage requires a full replacement of the trophy piece at this location, rather than the previously planned repair.
The full replacement will uphold FDOT’s commitment to provide the safe and efficient reconnection of the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola communities and deliver a bridge with a 75-year design life. Multiple crews are working around the clock to complete repair projects critical to the opening of the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
In the interim, motorists should continue to use all available detour routes, which include the Garcon Point Bridge and State Road 87. At this time, tolls on the Garcon Point Bridge are suspended through Friday, April 9, 2021. Commuters can also use the Escambia County Area Transit’s (ECAT) temporary bus route to travel between Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and Pensacola Beach free of charge.
Details on the detour routes, including graphics, FAQs, and regular updates can be found online at fdot.gov/PensacolaBay. Members of the public wishing to receive these updates can choose to subscribe by providing their email address on this website.