GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Work on a Gulf Shores bridge that was stopped in mid-May is set to resume soon. This is because the Alabama Supreme Court has denied a rehearing from the Baldwin County Bridge Company.
The bridge, being built by the Alabama Department of Transportation, will stand in the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores.
Construction on the bridge was ordered to stop by a Montgomery judge in May after the BCBC asked for an emergency injunction while they were pursuing a lawsuit. They claimed the bridge was “unnecessary” and could put them out of business.
In August, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ALDOT, but BCBC requested a rehearing. It was denied and the previous ruling was finalized.
ALDOT released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruling.
With the Baldwin County Bridge Company’s request for a rehearing denied and the Supreme Court’s previous ruling in favor of ALDOT now finalized, ALDOT’s bridge contractor, Scott Bridge Company, has been directed to resume work immediately.
The Supreme Court’s decision today is a victory for ALDOT’s effort to complete a toll-free bridge that will reduce traffic congestion to and from Alabama’s Gulf Coast beach communities. We are gratified that the Court ruled in our favor so we can get back to work on a project that is sorely needed.ALDOT