Scottsboro City Council votes down authority that could help preserve B.B. Comer Bridge

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — A vote by the Scottsboro City Council could hindered efforts to save the B.B. Comer Bridge. City officials voted down the idea of forming a tourism authority, which would include the historical bridge.

The State told the group it needs an entity like the county or city to be able to save the bridge. “We do hope that the county would give us an opportunity to present our information to them,” Comer Bridge Foundation Vice President Lallie Leighton says. That group is dedicated to saving the B.B. Comer Bridge, which is set for destruction.

The county is set to hear a presentation from the group in the upcoming weeks.

The Jackson County Commission says it will take into consideration what the city ultimately decides Monday night, but says it does plan to hear from the group when its presentation does become available.

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