Pensacola Bay Bridge
The Pensacola Bay Bridge, also known as the Three Mile Bridge, is a large concrete bridge that connects the city of Pensacola to Gulf Breeze, a community located on the Pensacola Beach barrier island. The bridge has a total length of 3.7 miles and was originally constructed in 1960 and underwent several renovations and repairs over the years. However, in 2020, a portion of the bridge was severely damaged by Hurricane Sally, which required the closure of the bridge and its subsequent replacement. A new bridge was constructed and opened to traffic in May 2021. The new bridge has four lanes of traffic, as well as pedestrian and bicycle lanes both ways. The bridge is a vital transportation link for the region, carrying thousands of vehicles each day between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze.