Summer Trip 2014 Savannah Georgia part two : TALMADGE MEMORIAL Bridge

Talmadge Memorial Bridge is also called Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge.

Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a bridge  that spans the  Savannah river between downtown Savannah Georgia & Hutchinson island.

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

It carries US17/SR404 Spur. Completed in November 1991.

Port Savannah is home to the largest single ocean container terminal on the US eastern seaboard & the nation’s fourth busiest seaport.

The new Talmadge Memorial cable stayed bridge replaced the old Talmadge Cantilever trus bridge, that built in 1953. It because The old Talmadge Bridge become a danger for large ships entering the port of Savannah.

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

The structure is dedicated to Eugene Talmadge who served as the Democrate Govener of Georgia in 1933-1937 & 1941-1943.

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

The new bridge was originally named for the Native American Creek leader Tomochichi, an important figure in Savannah founding in 1733, but after public forums on the issue, the original name was restored for the new structure

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE AT NIGHT

TALMADGE MEMORIAL BRIDGE AT NIGHT
© 2014 Liza W. Widjaja

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