Those bridges have had their history
. (I am sure most do, but growing up near that one makes it stand out) The older drawbridge was closed long before I was born, used as fishing
piers in my lifetime. Gulf Breeze required you to walk out, Pensacola allowed vehicles. 1.4 miles in the sun/heat carrying or pulling your gear
...those were great times (@16 I used the 'Cola side, where I could drive)
I remember an airliner crash landed under the center rise at one point. Now a section has failed so soon after completion.
My last trip through I saw that Gulf Breeze no longer has the fishing
pier (old drawbridge) The Pensacola side looked to be doing well (lots of people fishing)