Archaeological concerns have delayed the bid opening on a new bridge to replace the B.B. Comer Bridge in Scottsboro until April 27.
Johnny Harris, Division 1 engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation, said Friday the date was moved from March 28 because of "archaeological issues" in the Tennessee River near the steel-truss bridge, built in 1930.
The department delayed bid opening, he said, after realizing archaeological finds were made by the Tennessee Valley Authority before it raised the river in 1939.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Archaeology issues delay bridge bid