Falkville dedicates Culver Road Bridge

Clif Knight

Hartselle Enquirer

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony was conducted on Wed., Dec. 14, for a $198,869 bridge replacement project on Culver Road.

The concrete and steel reinforced structure was made possible by a 50-50 matching grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The application was written and procured by the North Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG). Terry Acuff with Community Consultants Inc. administered the grant and Russ Roberts with Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood served as project engineer.

The old bridge consisted of three corrugated drainage pipes lying side by side. They had caved in, restricting storm water flow following heavy rain events.

“The new bridge is a big asset to our community,” said former mayor Bob Ramey. “We’ve had to deal with storm water getting out of the banks and over the roadway for a long time,” he stated. “That’s not something the town will have to worry anytime soon.”

Ramey and former councilman David Carroll were granted the honor of cutting a ribbon to commemorate the bridge’s completion and re-opening of the road.

“This has been a project long in the making,” Ramey pointed out, “and we have many people to thank for sticking it out and bringing it to fruition.” He singled out the council he served with, District III Morgan County Commissioner Don Stisher and his employees, the Holmes, Widner and Hart families for donating land for additional right-of-way and easements, ARC, project engineer, NARCOG and the project administrator.

He also noted that the bridge was dedicated as the “Holmes Bridge.”

Commissioner Stisher’s in-kind contributions contributed substantially to the project’s cost.

“We came in April and demolished the old culvert and dug the stream bed to grade for  Miller & Miller, the contractor,” Stisher said. After the contractor was done, we installed a drain pipe in a 160-ft open ditch, back-filled holes on both sides of the bridge and resurfaced and restriped the roadway.”

He said the project was completed in August in keeping with a 90-day work schedule.

Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce assisted with the ribbon cutting.

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