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FDOT starts demo on damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge

September 29, 2020


As of Monday, the FDOT has inspected 202 underwater footings, 105 spans, 202 piers and 525 beams. So far, the agency’s assessment has revealed that:

  • Five spans must be replaced in full.
  • Two spans must be partially replaced.
  • An as-of-yet unknown number of beams will have to be replaced.

Skanska has already fabricated 25 beams and the piers necessary to start repairs, according to the FDOT. The contractor is also building more replacement beams and piers at an offsite yard and has enlisted other facilities to help with production. The agency said it expects this “aggressive effort” will allow Skanska to start the installation of these items as soon as demolition is complete.

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