Spanish fort construction site collapse delays project for new church
SPANISH FORT, Alabama (WKRG) – What looks like a remote pile of sticks is all that’s left on a construction site in Spanish Fort after severe storms swept across the east coast last Friday night.
“You are always disheartened when you see something like this happen, but it is part of life. I’m just glad that no one was hurt and that we could recover, everything was insured, ”said Father Jim Cink of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Catholic Church.
A new church has been under construction along Highway 31 since February, but work is now halted while crews clean up the mess and start over.
“I have no idea how long exactly because I don’t know what the turnaround time is on these farms. They are 74 feet long. It’s a great structure, ”added Cink.
A one-year construction contract for the new church means the doors were due to open in February 2022, but that is unlikely to happen.
“The contractor told me the farms were being reorganized and it would take several weeks for this to happen,” Father Cink said.
Services are currently held at Prodise Pantry in Spanish Fort. Father Cink says this will continue until a new opening date is announced.