Scientists say Causeway hurting the bay

For the past decade, scientists have suggested that the U.S. 90-U.S. 98 Causeway is hurting Mobile Bay and the vast and swampy Mobile-Tensaw Delta to the north by artificially splitting one of the nation’s largest coastal estuaries in two.

Short of removing the Causeway entirely, the best fix anyone has proposed involves putting in bridges to allow water to flow more freely from the bay to the delta.

Now, after years of study and a number of related scientific papers, a team of scientists led by John Valentine of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab says it is time to “experiment” with a small bridge near Meaher Park

Scientists say Causeway hurting the bay