GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — FEMA has designated $1.4 million to replace three Geneva Co. bridges that were blown out by torrential rains during Hurricane Sally in September 2020.

Initially, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was only going to pay around $160,000 to replace the bridge surfaces, but engineer Justin Barfield says he was concerned with the pilings and the foundations
of each bridge.

For instance, at White Oak Bridge outside of Slocomb, Barfield says the additional dollars will allow his crews to replace each wooded piling with concrete.

Besides White Oak Bridge, the FEMA dollars will allow crews to replace the wooden bridges on Line Road and Caldwell Road between Geneva and Samson.