This year, Scott Bridge Company proudly announces its 90th anniversary in business! As a family-owned and operated company, Scott Bridge has been responsible for constructing many iconic bridges, highways, and dams throughout the southeastern United States.
On March 29th, surrounded by suppliers, clients, partners, community leaders, friends, and family, we celebrated the work God has done through 90 years of Scott Bridge Company. We fellowshipped over lunch while reminiscing on the many significant people and phases of our journey from humble beginnings in 1933 to an industry leader in transportation construction today. Everyone laughed and smiled as we recalled treasured memories with business partners and friends, including Jim Carter, retired president of Norfolk Southern, Dan Garcia, president of C.W. Matthews, Billy Norrell, CEO of Alabama Associated General Contractor, and many more names whose friendship and influence has had a lasting impact. Among those present were mayors Gary Fuller and Ron Anders, who expressed their congratulations and gratitude for Scott Bridge’s work in business and within our communities in Lee County. The legacy of I.J. Scott Sr., a dedicated philanthropist fondly referred to as Cap’n Jud, was resoundingly manifested that day. It would have been a proud moment for him to witness the company’s flourishing success and growth and, most importantly, his family’s enduring stewardship of Scott Bridge. Their continued generosity, devotion to their workforce, and above all, their steadfast faith in God would indeed have brought joy to his heart.
Despite the growing size of its operations and an expanding workforce, SBC has succeeded in preserving the essence of a family business. Ike Scott, CEO, president, and representative of the third generation, acknowledges the lasting impact of his family’s legacy. He says, “I feel like my granddad and dad gave me an opportunity to succeed, and I feel like I have a responsibility to pass the same opportunity along to my children.” Along with his two brothers, David and Bill, who make up the third Scott family generation, several members of the fourth generation work within Scott Bridge today. As the company continues its long journey, the Scott family’s guiding principles of hard work, dedication, and faith remain intact. On the 90th anniversary, Ike Scott reflects on the company’s achievements, saying, “God has truly blessed Scott Bridge Company, and we give Him all the glory.”
With a strong foundation and an unparalleled legacy, Scott Bridge is ready to embrace future challenges and opportunities with the same diligence and commitment that has driven its success for 90 years. Thank you to our partners, suppliers, clients, and communities where we reside and work. You have demonstrated tremendous trust in our abilities and supported us consistently throughout the years. We owe the largest debt of gratitude to our employees, whose loyalty is unwavering. Celebrating with us in the highs and always standing by us in the lows, you are the foundation of our success and will forever be an invaluable part of our family.