Fight to save Comer Bridge gets a leg up

The quest to save a bridge in Jackson County has received some help.

A study focusing on keeping the B.B. Comer Bridge has received a grant of $5,000.

The state continues working on finishing the second new bridge. Once that happens, it can demolish the Comer Bridge.

Those supporting the project say Scottsboro has rejected their partnership request. They could not give details on how saving the bridge would affect the economy.

Supporters believe this study would provide the answers the city wants.

The money comes from The National Trust For Historic Preservation. It goes to a local group hoping to save the bridge.

Attorney Justin Lackey represents that group. He tells WAFF-TV that it hopes to begin the study as soon as it finishes raising $10,000 for it.