What Wikki says about Cormer

Mar. 30, 2016

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The B. B. Comer Bridge, is the two-lane, 2,143-foot (653 m) long, Warren truss bridge spanning the Tennessee River along Alabama State Route 35 in Scottsboro, Alabama. The bridge is named after Alabama governor Braxton Bragg Comer, who served from 1907 to 1911. Construction of the bridge was carried out by the Kansas City Bridge Company for the Alabama State Bridge Corporation. Its construction commenced in 1929 and was complete by 1931.

As of 2013, this is the only remaining bridge of the 15 memorial toll bridges constructed by the Alabama State Bridge Corporation.

By 2007, the aging structure was classified by the Alabama Department of Transportation as being a structurally deficient bridge with an overall rating of 7.7 out of 100.

Construction of a replacement bridge commenced in October 2007, and is expected to be completed in late 2015.

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