Jul 10 2003

SEN. SHELBY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR MOBILE’S 14 MILE BRIDGE

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced funding for Mobile’s 14 Mile CSX Railroad Bridge.

Railroad Bridge Reconstruction
The bill includes $7 million to continue the funding necessary to replace the 14 Mile CSX Railroad Bridge on the Mobile River. Sen. Shelby said, "Replacement of the bridge will ensure safe marine navigation on the Mobile River, which is critical to maintaining the efficiency and reliability of waterways commerce through the Port of Mobile and along the Black Warrior-Tombigbee waterway system."

“The replacement of the bridge will save shippers millions of dollars annually in lost time and accidents, and will greatly assist in the shipment of cargo moving through the Alabama State Docks,” added Shelby.