Fast start for bridge construction

The pounding of huge diesel-powered hammers has echoed through the City of Gulf Breeze since June 11 and resulted in the new Pensacola Bay Bridge being on track—or even a bit ahead of schedule — for  its planned completion in summer 2020.

In fact, after only the first 120 days of work on the three-mile span, 433 of the planned 2,124 prestressed concrete pilings that will support the structure are in place. Finishing roughly 20 percent of the piling installation puts the contractor, Skansa USA, well on the way to finishing the first major construction stage in the 860 days required to collect a $15 million bonus for a project estimated to cost a total of about $400 million.

Read the full article in the Nov. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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