Panama City Bankruptcy Attorneys Discuss the Effects of a Major Bridge Closure on Gulf Breeze Businesses

Bankruptcy in Panama City

Panama City, Fla. – In early September, Hurricane Sally ripped through the Florida Panhandle, damaging the essential Pensacola Bay bridge and rendering it undrivable for the next several months. Panama City bankruptcy attorneys at the offices of Lewis & Jurnovoy, P.A. are anticipating devastating losses for the businesses of the Gulf Breeze community.

Each day, an average of 60,000 cars would pass over the Pensacola Bay Bridge entering or leaving Gulf Breeze. Many business owners rely on this steady flow of traffic to bring people in their doors and keep a steady flow of business. However, the recent storm caused 22 construction barges to be knocked loose. Several of these barges collided with the bridge, collapsing large sections that require costly repairs. With the bridge closure potentially lasting several months, business owners are worried that monetary pressure will become too great and many businesses in the area may find that bankruptcy is the best option.

While officials are working to find solutions for repairing the bridge as soon as possible, the residents and businesses of Gulf Breeze are planning to work together to make the best out of the situation. In addition to encouraging residents to shop local, some Gulf Breeze business owners are partnering with business owners on the Pensacola side of the bridge to fulfill online orders and save driving time for customers. Many Gulf Breeze residents are also working with city officials to allow market-style events so that local businesses can set up booths and sell their products.

The offices of Lewis & Jurnovoy, P.A. have been a trustworthy source for bankruptcy help in the Florida Panhandle for over 22 years and understand what a heart-breaking loss the bridge closure is to the community of Gulf Breeze. Looking forward to the day when the bridge reopens, Lewis and Jurnovoy want to do everything they can to help those who are struggling, including working hard to ensure that their clients receive the best possible financial remedy for each situation. For more information about financial debt relief options or filing for bankruptcy, give them a call at (850) 913-9110 or visit them online at


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Lewis & Jurnovoy, PA - PCB
Steven Jurnovoy
(850) 913-9110
1004 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401