Alabama replacing bad bridges at blistering pace

| 10/9/2003

Alabama has replaced 100 bridges that were declared unsafe, and is about to commence work on more than 340 others, The Birmingham News reported.

The effort is part of a $250 million road improvement program that, in addition to other work, identified more than 1,000 unsafe bridges in the state that should be replaced, the newspaper said. In addition to those already replaced and those about to see work, planning is under way on 300 others.

Enough money is available to replace 700 of the more than 1,000 bridges, state officials told the newspaper.