Last month, the westbound section of the I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge officially opened for traffic. The bridge, which was damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, is finally completed and ready for use. The bridge’s completion marks a major recovery effort for the Florida Panhandle and will positively impact transportation locally and statewide.
Governor Charlie Crist spoke at the roadside ceremony held on the westbound span of the bridge, and officially dedicated the bridge in honor of David Bogan, an engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) who served as the project manager for the rebuilding of the bridge. Bogan worked with FDOT for about eighteen years on many major construction projects in the Pensacola area. Unfortunately, he died earlier this year of complications from a brain tumor, and never got to see the bridge completed. David's family attended the ceremony and accepted the honor on his behalf. The new David Bogan Bridge is now ready and open to traffic!