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Pensacola Bay Bridge Design - Build

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Pensacola Bay Bridge Design - Build Project

Project Details

FDOT is constructing a replacement for the Pensacola Bay Bridge that carries US 98 (SR 30) traffic over the bay and connects the cities of Pensacola (in Escambia County) and Gulf Breeze (in Santa Rosa County). US 98 is a significant east-west transportation corridor in the region and is also primary hurricane evacuation route for the Northwest Florida coast.

The bridge is currently closed after sustaining damage from barges during Hurricane Sally in September 2020. FDOT estimates completing needed repairs and reopening the bridge in March 2021. Meantime, traffic is detoured to State Road 281 (Garcon Point Bridge) and State Road 87 in Santa Rosa County. Tolls have been temporarily suspended on the Garcon Point Bridge.

More information on the repair program is available at

When complete, the $427 million project will increase safety and improve traffic flow for the estimated 58,000 drivers who travel the bridge each day.

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Traffic Impacts

No traffic Impacts at this time.

Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.

Project Overview

Project Number 409334-1
Work Type Bridge Replacement
Project Limits
SR 196 (Bayfront Parkway) west of 17th Avenue in Pensacola and the SR 30 (US 98) intersection with Baybridge Professional Park in Gulf Breeze
Project Length 4.169 miles
Estimated Completion Winter 2021
Est. Construction Cost $398.5 M
Project Manager Jack Harrison

Project Documents

Affected Areas

Roads SR 30, SR 196, Bayfront Parkway, US 98
Counties Escambia, Santa Rosa
Cities Pensacola, Gulf Breeze

Public Meetings


Jack Harrison

Data current as of 06/14/2021