Monday, June 7, 2021 2:13 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Motorists in the Pensacola area can continue to drive toll-free across one bridge while repairs continue on the hurricane-damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge. The toll suspension on the Garcon Point Bridge was set to expire Sunday. But Gov. Ron DeSantis extended it through July 6. The Pensacola Bay Bridge was damaged when a barge that had broken loose during Hurricane Sally in September 2020 struck the span, making it impassable. Although the four-lane Bay Bridge reopened to traffic May 28, part of it is still reduced to two lanes. Transportation officials say the repairs should be finished in a few weeks.