MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mobile's mayor has announced the city's favored route for a high-rise Interstate 10 bridge over Mobile Bay, urging state and federal officials to build it soon to relieve traffic congestion in the I-10 tunnels.
Mayor Sam Jones made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference joined by key port and business leaders. The proposal is
for a route that would pass near Bender Shipbuilding and Austal's giant shipyard and connect to the existing I-10 bayway bridge.
Transportation officials have considered 14 alternate routes in response to many public comments about a bridge that's expected to
be comparable to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Opponents
have raised the prospect of living beneath the bridge's shadows.
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