Section of Pensacola Bay Bridge collapses during Hurricane Sally
Hurricane Sally has knocked out a section of Pensacola’s new Three Mile Bridge, according to the Escambia County sheriff.
Camera views from the Florida Department of Transportation show a chunk of the bridge has disappeared.
At a news conference, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan confirmed that part of the new bridge had come off amid the storm.
Crews also struggled to stop a barge that had broken loose from drifting into a nearby bridge that is part of I-10, which runs parallel to the Gulf Coast from Florida into Alabama.
Sally made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 hurricane with top winds of 100 mph.
CONFIRMED – Part of the new 3 mile bridge is missing.
Photo credit Lawrence Rogers pic.twitter.com/CuLGyy4Uyu
— Kaitlin Wright (@wxkaitlin) September 16, 2020
The Associated Press contributed to this report.