Work will begin Friday on construction of a temporary work trestle on the Gulf Breeze side of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation announced.
The trestle will be used for material deliveries and to position equipment needed to construct the new bridge. The work will take place off the roadway with no expected impact on traffic, though nearby properties may experience noise as piles for the mooring system and trestle are installed.
The $400 million replacement of the 57-year-old bridge is the largest public infrastructure project in Northwest Florida history. Some 55,000 cars travel between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze over the bridge each day.