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Section of 3-Mile Bridge missing after Sally moves through Florida

Section of 3-Mile Bridge missing after Sally moves through Florida
The Pensacola Bay Bridge, popularly known as Three-Mile Bridge, linking Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, Florida, is closed because of damage sustained during Hurricane Sally. (Courtesy: City of Gulf Breeze)

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — Hurricane Sally continues to weaken as it moves over the South after hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane Sept. 16. The storm remains a dangerous rainmaker as it moves into Georgia on a path to the Carolinas.

Near Pensacola, Florida, what is known as the Three-Mile Bridge is closed because a piece of the structure is missing. The bridge, officially named the Pensacola Bay Bridge, connects Pensacola to the city of Gulf Breeze, Florida.

The City of Gulf Breeze tweeted a warning Sept. 16 urging everyone to stay off the streets in order to allow emergency personnel to have access to the area.

During a news conference on Sept. 17, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said an assessment had been done earlier that morning, though he didn’t indicate the extent of the damage.

Authorities have warned that rain from the storm could swell eight waterways in Florida and Alabama to record levels. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors of possible river flooding in the coming days.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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