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Jack Wood Stadium home bleachers almost completely demolished

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The home side bleachers at Jack Wood Stadium are almost completely demolished.

Just one section was still standing Tuesday night. The rest of the home bleachers and the press box have been demolished.

Demolition started March 9, when the area surrounding the stadium and historic school building on Parkway Drive were closed to the public.

The scene at the Jack Wood Stadium demolition site Tuesday night photo by Gary Lloyd

The scene at the Jack Wood Stadium demolition site Tuesday night
photo by Gary Lloyd

The Trussville City Board of Education in December 2014 approved TriStar of America, based out of Norcross, Ga., as the low bidder for the demolition project at Jack Wood Stadium. The bid was $374,000.

The demolition project consists of Jack Wood Stadium; as well as a major portion of the existing New Deal-era school building; interior tear-out of interior finishes, ceiling, lighting, plumbing fixture and associated piping; removal and safe disposal of hazard waste in the form of asbestos and lead paint; track field house; and sidewalks of the existing school.

The Trussville City Board of Education in February approved Trussville-based Blalock Building Company to build a new elementary school, and renovate the existing structure, for $10,961,000. Blalock Building Company was the company that won the bid for constructing Hewitt-Trussville Stadium, which was completed in October 2014.

The projected completion date for the school is June 30, 2016.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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