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Repair race


CONTRACTOR GILBERT Southern was this week racing to reopen the 3.6km Escambia Bay bridge after it was awarded a $26.5M(£16.5M) emergency design and build contract last Friday.

Phase one of the 90 day project involves repairing the damaged piers and replacing missing sections of deck on the least damaged northern bridge.

The contractor will use deck sections transferred from the southern structure, allowing it to open first carrying one lane of traffic in each direction until the southern bridge is repaired.

Repairing the southern bridge will involve installing temporary steel Bailey bridges across the gaps left by missing deck sections.

There are no plans to repair the bridge permanently as it will be replaced.

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