By Gary Lloyd
A contractor was approved by the Trussville City Council on Tuesday for the construction of a bridge over the Cahaba River to link Hewitt-Trussville High School to the area where the future Hewitt-Trussville Stadium will be.
Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie was approved with a base bid of $3,281,445.13.
Opelika-based Scott Bridge Company came in with a base bid of $3,336,000 and a deduct of $7,500 for a total of 3,328,500. Wright Brothers Construction bid $3,418,536 with a deduct of $5,000 for a total of 3,413,536.
Construction can’t begin until after the city receives a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mayor Gene Melton said the bridge can be built in a year and will cover three lanes and a pedestrian lane. It will be more than 300 feet in length.
“It’s wide,” Melton said.
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