Lee Sentell of the Alabama Tourism Department said changing the bridge's name could threaten its status as a national historic landmark.
Alabama Senate seeks to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge →
In Gulf Shores, Ala., "the parking lots look more like October instead of June," said Lee Sentell, a spokesman for Alabama Tourism, a state agency. "Since the oil arrived, the reservations have slowed dramatically."
Usual Gulf vacationers rethink plans →