published Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Traffic pattern restored on B.B. Comer Bridge ahead of schedule

The 1931-era B.B. Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River in Jackson County, Ala., could become the target of preservation efforts.
The 1931-era B.B. Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River in Jackson County, Ala., could become the target of preservation efforts.
Photo by Ben Benton.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has announced today that normal traffic flow has been restored on the B.B. Comer Bridge which carries the southbound traffic of State Route 35, near Scottsboro.

Traffic was rerouted while the old bridge received its annual inspection, officials said in a release.

The southbound lanes over the bridge had been detoured to a single northbound lane on State Route 35 on the Bob Jones Bridge, alongside the older span.

The two-way traffic pattern was expected to remain in place until Friday, but ALDOT crews worked hard to complete the inspection and return traffic flow to normal ahead of schedule, officials said.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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