Skanska Found Negligent for Damages From Breakaway Barges

Fountain pen on Claim

The decision clears the way for about 1,000 lawsuits filed against the contractor to proceed.

January 11, 2022
Jim Parsons - Engineering News-Record

A federal district court judge in Pensacola, Fla., has ruled that Skanska USA was negligent in preparing the Pensacola Bay Bridge construction site for the approach of Hurricane Sally, a September 2020 event that caused dozens of construction barges to break free of their moorings. The barges severely damaged the partly finished new crossing, closing it for months, and later washed ashore on nearby waterfront properties.

Reprinted courtesy of Jim Parsons, Engineering News-Record

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