Last week Escambia County Marine Resources Division managed the deployment of 13.5 concrete sections of the Pensacola Bay Bridge to form an artificial reef in the Escambia South-East Artificial Reef Site. The reef materials were deployed by Skanska USA Civil Southeast, approximately 7.6 miles from Pensacola Pass.
Each of the 64-foot-tall concrete spans weighs over 200 tons each. Skanska USA Civil Southeast will deploy multiple barge-loads of bridge material at the first reef, then move to create additional reefs within the Escambia South-East Artificial Reef Site. Water depths range between 92 and 95 feet.
Escambia County Department of Natural Resources Management’s Marine Resources Division is assisting Skanska USA Civil Southeast in the deployment of the reefs.
View all Escambia County artificial reefs coordinates here.