Barrancas Avenue

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Barrancas Avenue
East end: Garden Street (at D Street)
Government Street
Main Street
Pace Boulevard
Old Corry Field Road
West end: Navy Boulevard (at Gulf Beach Highway)

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Barrancas Avenue is a major thoroughfare linking downtown Pensacola to Warrington.

Barrancas Avenue begins at a triple intersection with West Garden Street and D Street. From there it travels southwesterly, diagonally traversing the street grid. West of its intersection with Pace Boulevard, Barrancas carries Florida State Road 292. After traversing Bayou Chico via the Bayou Chico Bridge, Barrancas continues southwesterly, bordering the Pensacola Country Club. Barrancas Avenue's western terminus is at Navy Boulevard; west of Navy the thoroughfare (and Florida State Road 292) continues as Gulf Beach Highway.

Prior to the construction of the new Bayou Chico Bridge in the late 1990s, Barrancas Avenue followed a slightly different course from its intersection with Pace Boulevard, crossing the bayou via the old Bayou Chico drawbridge, located where Pace Boulevard currently terminates. This portion of what was Barrancas Avenue still exists and is signed Old Barrancas Avenue.

Street origin[edit]

Barrancas Avenue was not part of Pensacola's original street grid. In 1907, the Maxent Land Company offered to donate the necessary land if the City was willing to construct a road between Garden Street and Bayou Chico, in order to connect with a road which Escambia County was constructing on the other side of the bayou. The City accepted, and created Barrancas Avenue by ordinance on June 11, 1907.