How many people actually want to save the B.B. Comer Bridge?

How many people actually want to save the B.B. Comer Bridge?

Comer Bridge foundation rallies supporters for Monday city meeting in Scottsboro

February 6th, 2015 by Ben Benton in Local Regional News

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Supporters of the effort to save the B.B. Comer Bridge on Alabama Highway 35 in Scottsboro are being called to action Monday for a Scottsboro City Council Meeting to show city leaders how many people back the idea.

Foundation officials say a Feb. 2 council voted to add an item to the Monday agenda to decide whether the panel will hear any more requests to support saving the bridge.

If further hearings are voted down, that would "preempt the city council's consideration of the results of an economic impact study that CBF is pursuing but that will not be available until sometime in June," foundation officials state in their call to action announcement. "CBF submitted a grant application to the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Feb. 2  that could help fund the study."

The council meets Monday at 6 p.m. CST at Scottsboro City Hall at 316 South Broad Street.

The B.B. Comer Bridge, completed in 1930, is the last of the 15 memorial toll bridges enacted by legislation in 1927 that were built by the Kansas City Bridge Company but contracted through the Alabama State Bridge Corporation. Selected for the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in October 2013, the historic bridge will now be submitted for national recognition by the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places.