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Hurricane Sally has knocked out a section of Pensacola's new Three-Mile Bridge, according to the Escambia County sheriff.

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.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that a crane collapsed onto the bridge, and Tuesday, the newspaper reported a barge got loose and hit the bridge, which connects Pensacola to Gulf Breeze.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Writer:WINK News
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