We end our series on bridges with a post sunset view of Talmadge Memorial Bridge over Savannah River
The Talmadge Memorial Bridge was completed in November, 1990. It is described as a “cable-stayed bridge”, which replaced the previous cantilever truss bridge which was built in 1953. The bridge provides 185 ft. of vertical navigational clearance at Mean High Water. With a main span of 1100 ft. and a total length of 1.9 miles the new Talmadge Memorial carries the 4 lanes of traffic on Hwy 17 over the Savannah River.
River Street in Savannah, Georgia is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Cruising on a paddleboat under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge is an experience.