Pile driving work continuing in Pensacola Bay
Concrete test piles are being driven at each “bridge bent” location to determine the lengths and driving criteria for the production piles that will be driven at the location. The production piles will provide the foundation for the new bridge(s). More than 2,000 test and production piles are scheduled to be driven.
Pile driving work is restricted to one-half-hour before sunrise to one-half-hour after sunset. Noise and vibration is monitored (above and below the surface of the bay) so as not to exceed established thresholds.
The piles are being driven on the west side of the bridge. Boaters should use only the main navigational channel when passing beneath the bridge and give the construction barges a wide berth.