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Repairs On Schedule For Pensacola Bay Bridge

Repairs continue on the new Three Mile Bridge over Pensacola Bay, which was damaged in Hurricane Sally by the storm itself, and by barges that broke loose and slammed into it. The work is underway on the span, with one milestone reached last Wednesday, according to Ian Satter at the Florida Department of Transportation. “Our contractor was able to do a first pour for one of the bridge decks for the repairs of the Pensacola Bay Bridge,” said Satter. “That is a big step for us in that area. So...

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Repairs continue on the new Three Mile Bridge over Pensacola Bay, which was damaged in Hurricane Sally by the storm itself, and by barges that broke loose and slammed into it.

The work is underway on the span, with one milestone reached last Wednesday, according to Ian Satter at the Florida Department of Transportation.

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