Parts of historic Scottsboro bridge find new purpose at local high school

Updated: Jul. 27, 2018 at 5:53 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - A historic bridge in Scottsboro now has a new purpose. The community was able to save a portion of the B.B Comer Bridge and is now a piece of art at the local high school.

It may not look like a bridge but the symbolism remains.

After months of planning, the new pyramid made with portions of the B.B. Comer Bridge are nearly complete.

It was recently built by sculptor Glen Dasher and placed at Scottsboro High School.

It was headed up by a local art teacher with the help of students. Students will continue with some final touches when they arrive back for school in the next few weeks.

Visual arts teacher Angel Chaney said they were finally able to test the lights Thursday night. She said it symbolizes a bridge to the future but give the public great memories of the past.

"All the stories come pouring out. All the stories of the first time I rode over B.B. Comer Bridge, the first time my grandfather took me over B.B. Comer Bridge, the first time we stopped on the bridge, got out, and looked over the Tennessee River. All of those stories have come pouring out. Love it, just love it," said Chaney.

Chaney said they hope to have a formal dedication in early October.

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