Geneva Co. officials look for assistance in replacing wooden bridges destroyed by Hurricane Sally

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Later this week, there’s a chance the Wiregrass will once again be impacted by a tropical system.

In September, Hurricane Sally brought between 12-to-16 inches of rainfall over a 24-hour period to Geneva County.

It resulted in the “wash-out” of White Oak Road Bridge south of Slocomb, along with two other wooden bridges in the county.

Engineer Justin Barfield estimates the replacement with concrete bridges would add up to more than a million dollars.

Next week Barfield and local officials will meet with FEMA representatives as far as the replacement of the bridges and repairs to the roadways.

In total, Sally initially “closed off” nearly three dozen roads across Geneva County, with some discussion of Eta possibly coming close to the tri-states later this week as a tropical storm or even a hurricane.

It creates tension for already stressed out road crews that are working nearly around the clock.

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