for a Birmingham, AL, bridge destroyed in a truck crash will
be named in honor of the truckdriver who lost his life in an
effort to spare others. The new bridge was built in less than
Interstate 65 south bridge at the junction with I-20/59 was
destroyed Jan. 5, when a tanker truck driven by Tim Dison of
Killen, AL, jackknifed into the bridge supports after reportedly
swerving to avoid a car that cut in front of him. The crash
killed Dison and the resulting heat from the fire caused the
steel girders in the overpass to buckle and bend the ramp.
Rogers of Birmingham sponsored a resolution in the state legislature
naming the structure the Tim Dison Memorial Bridge. "It
is most appropriate to recognize Tim Dison in an enduring manner,
a husband of almost 14 years and father of two preschool sons,
for his brave and selfless action during this tragic event,"
Rogers said in the resolution. A ceremony to officially name
the bridge will be held as soon as signs are made.