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Driving the Talmadge Memorial Bridge

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 December 2019 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Photo captured while we were driving on the Talmadge Memorial Bridge into Savannah, Georgia. The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a bridge spanning the Savannah River between downtown Savannah, Georgia and Hutchinson Island. The original bridge was built in 1953. A replacement bridge was completed in 1991, also referred to as the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. The original Talmadge Bridge was a cantilever truss bridge built in 1953. It eventually became a danger for large ships entering the Port of Savannah, home to the largest single ocean container terminal on the U.S. eastern seaboard, and the nation's fourth-busiest seaport. A replacement bridge able to not impede maritime traffic was completed in March 1991. The new Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge.

The structure is dedicated to Eugene Talmadge, who served as the Democratic Governor of Georgia in 1933-37 and 1941-43. The replacement bridge was originally suggested to be named for the Native American Creek leader Tomochichi, an important figure in Savannah's founding in 1733. After public forums on the issue, the original name was restored for the new structure.

Photo captured on October 7, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is huge, amazing and awesome.

19 Dec 2019 5:52am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très beau point de vue sur ce pont et joli ciel en arrière plan.
Bonne journée Steven

19 Dec 2019 6:14am

yoshimiparis from France

beautifully graphic this image Steven, and thank you for all the interesting explanations

19 Dec 2019 6:22am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Superb perspective and sky. A very beautiful cable-stayed bridge

19 Dec 2019 6:22am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolie vue sur les haubans.

19 Dec 2019 6:47am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Joli partage

19 Dec 2019 6:57am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent shot of this great bridge without a car in sight.

19 Dec 2019 9:27am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Good perpective !

19 Dec 2019 9:50am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu la perspective

19 Dec 2019 9:52am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It's nice to drive on the beautiful bridge on a sunny day.

19 Dec 2019 9:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

excellent perspective capture with the dynamic of the suspension cables

19 Dec 2019 10:24am

Devi from Chennai, India

Thank you for the detailed note here.
Lovely image and a fabulous sky !

19 Dec 2019 2:44pm

JPA from Paris, France

superbe cadrage!! amts

19 Dec 2019 2:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like this point of view.

19 Dec 2019 3:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I remember going on this impressive bridge. Nice shot. (Were you driving and shooting? ) ;-)

19 Dec 2019 3:47pm

Rose from United States

Shot from a great perspective...now you have made me want to get on google earth and look at Savannah!

19 Dec 2019 4:43pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique architecture et armature sur ce pont superbe vue
Belle soirée

19 Dec 2019 5:05pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique point de vue sur ce ciel superbe. Jolie perspective.

19 Dec 2019 5:26pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo of the bridge .

19 Dec 2019 5:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A neat shot of the web of cables supporting the bridge.

19 Dec 2019 7:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent view crossing over the bridge! Interesting information.

19 Dec 2019 7:38pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very dynamic lines. Well done!

19 Dec 2019 8:08pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Shot from a wonderful viewpoint to get this dramatic look.

19 Dec 2019 10:20pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the symmetry of the bridge highlights the random shapes of the clouds

20 Dec 2019 1:02am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Excellent cadrage qui donne de l'envergure à ce très beau ciel !

20 Dec 2019 1:07am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

What a fabulous perspective, Steven,with the second set of struts (?) framed so nicely by the first.

20 Dec 2019 6:55am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle prise de vue , surtout pas de voitures ou camions pour gener la prise ..

20 Dec 2019 8:01am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Great capture, graphics and perspective Steven !

20 Dec 2019 8:25am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Très belle perspective et personne sur ce pont à part toi ???!!!!
Bonne journée

20 Dec 2019 9:02am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Superbe vue !! les couleurs sont un régal !

20 Dec 2019 10:36am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a GREAT view on the road and bridge

20 Dec 2019 3:31pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle prise de vue de ce pont suspendu (cable-stayed bridge) Steven

excellent travail


20 Dec 2019 3:58pm

omar from Hamburg, Afghanistan

Amazing view, I love this kind of shots!

20 Dec 2019 5:07pm

Remus from Portugal

Good highlight of the lines.
But if you're driving, don't drink alcohol, don't talk on your phone, don't texting and don't take photos.
:-D :-P

20 Dec 2019 5:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, perspective & lines!
A M A Z I N G !

20 Dec 2019 8:19pm

yo from Ile de France, France

L'absence de circulation offre une très belle perspective !

20 Dec 2019 8:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nicely shot.

20 Dec 2019 9:30pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Not even a single car on the bridge?!
Apart from you, of course.

20 Dec 2019 9:56pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espectacular captura... Saludos.

21 Dec 2019 7:49am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very nice composition.

21 Dec 2019 1:58pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Love the angle you captured with the lines drawing your eyes to the skies.

23 Dec 2019 9:34pm