Scottsboro City Council discusses potentially preserving a piece of B.B. Comer Bridge

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The B.B. Comer Bridge in Jackson County spans the Tennessee River between Scottsboro and Sand Mountain. A bridge to replace the steel truss bridge is complete between it and the Robert E. "Bob" Jones Bridge, pictured behind it. (Photo by The Huntsville Times)

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Scottsboro City Council is discussing the idea of potentially preserving a piece of the B.B. Comer Bridge for display.

The bridge over the Tennessee River is slowly being demolished. Two bridges stand side by side over the river, taking its place.

City officials say there was a discussion about potentially preserving a piece of the historic bridge before demolition is complete.

Council members say a committee was formed, tasked to make the contacts necessary to save a part of the bridge. The idea is to potentially place it somewhere in the city for display.

Right now, the focus will be obtaining and storing the piece, deciding later where it will go.

The committee is in the early stages, and the idea is not concrete.