- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a change in the route of a proposed toll bridge across the Tennessee River would take it away from a wildlife management area, but it still might cross paths with a planned water pipeline.

The Decatur Daily reports (https://bit.ly/1qcb0nS ) that the proposed toll bridge is in the Decatur area.

The newspaper reports that the route change being considered would mean the bridge would not pass through Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area north of the river. However, it might cross paths with Limestone County’s planned $11 million water pipeline.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials had voiced concern about plans to run the bridge through the wildlife area.

Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries District 1 Wildlife Biologist Jud Easterwood said it would negatively affect wintering waterfowl and duck hunters.


Information from: The Decatur Daily, https://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml

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