Alabama picks Memphis firm to build $16M pier in Gulf of Mexico

The state of Alabama awarded a Memphis company a $16.3 million contract to build the longest fishing pier on the Gulf of Mexico.

LCI Inc. won the bid to build the pier, which will be 1,512 feet long and 20 feet wide, at Alabama’s Gulf State Parking in Gulf Shores.

The project also includes a new parking lot, restaurant, restrooms and a saltwater in-take system.

Construction is expected to start in late November and should take 12 months.

Alabama picks Memphis firm to build $16M pier in Gulf of Mexico