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US98 Pensacola Bay Bridge

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Pier Remnants

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2011

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BH Photo #197784

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Pensacola Bay on US 98
Location
Pensacola, Santa Rosa County, Florida
Status
Replaced by new bridge; new bridge destroyed by hurricane
History
Opened June 13, 1931; first replacement opened October 31, 1960; second replacement opened 2020 but destroyed by Hurricane Sally September 16, 2020
Design
Concrete stringer
Also called
Three Mile Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.37879, -87.17924   (decimal degrees)
30°22'44" N, 87°10'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/482778/3360772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pensacola
Inventory number
BH 48683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2020: Updated by Roger Deschner: New replacement bridge destroyed by hurricane Sally
  • April 24, 2011: Added by David Backlin

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Comments 

US98 Pensacola Bay Bridge
Posted September 17, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I see a section missing... but not an entire bridge.

US98 Pensacola Bay Bridge
Posted September 17, 2020, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am from Southern Alabama. The hurricane caused massive flooding and I am afraid more historic bridges could very well be affected. We will know soon when the storm is passed and the floods recede.

US98 Pensacola Bay Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by Anonymous

Well at least in this case it was a modern UCEB that was damaged/lost and not an historic bridge

US98 Pensacola Bay Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by George A Oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just saw the damage to the bridge on ABC channel 6 Philadelphia World News tonight.From what i saw it looked like a big chunk was taken out.

US98 Pensacola Bay Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

The second new replacement bridge known as the "Three Mile Bridge", which had just opened, was destroyed today by Hurricane Sally. A barge broke loose and got stuck under it Tuesday Sept 15, and then a crane fell on it knocking part of it into the ocean on Wednesday Sept 16. See Wikipedia link above.