Burning Bridge

Coffee County authorities are facing problems with vandalism to a bridge.

Authorities say it's "unbelievable" on Friday night, one or more persons doused the wooden bridge on Coffee County Road 365 with a flammable liquid. They then used a fuse to set the bridge a blaze.

Just last week, the county completed several thousand dollars worth of repairs to the structure located on Elba’s city-limits.

Area residents voiced their concerns to the Coffee County Commission. They say lawlessness is on the increase, especially when it comes to young people.

Initial price estimates to replace the wooden bridge are more than $100,000.

For those who may have information on the burning of the Coffee County Road 365 bridge, please contact the Elba Police Department at 334-897-2555.