Coden, Alabama (WKRG) – Resident living on Liver Road for the past two years. St. Michael and St. Michael feel unsafe walking to and from home.
This is because the Riva Bride has closed and the answer to the repair of the bridge is still unknown. The bridge was closed in 2021 due to maintenance issues with the materials that make up the bridge were not made for the marine environment.
James Morris has lived on River Road for many years. His mother also bears the Riva surname.
“This bridge was meant to solve a problem that all old bridges had,” Morris said.
Residents understand that many areas are dead-end streets. But their house is in a flood zone and they worry every time it rains.
“This road is dangerous in many ways. Like I said, it’s the only way we can go in and out,” said Ashley Waters.
When hurricane season arrives, the waters are terrorized.
“That’s it. We probably won’t get out of here,” said Waters.
Residents told WKRG that it would be difficult to get there if first responders needed help.
“We certainly have support from emergency forces. They are writing to put our bridges back up,” Morris said.
County Commissioner project planners wrote to residents to discuss potential paving work on St. Michael’s and St. Paul.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Alba Middle School Gymnasium.
But residents believe that paving the road won’t solve the problem, it will just take money that could be spent on repairing the bridge.
“We want the bridge fixed,” Morris said.
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