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Talmadge Memorial Bridge

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 January 2020 in Transportation and Portfolio.

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 taken while riding on the Georgia Queen on October 7, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Top contrasts. Very good shot.

23 Jan 2020 5:32am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely shot of this beautiful bridge..Thank you for the history too.
I wonder what the bird is doing here ! It looks lovely, breaking the monotony :)))

23 Jan 2020 5:47am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Superb composition and bw process. I like diagonal of this framing

23 Jan 2020 5:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome bridge and interesting history

23 Jan 2020 6:18am

yoshimiparis from France

a nice monochrome with the diagonal of the bridge and the "ropes" which form beautiful lines of flight
The bird, he very well chose to go there at the right time

23 Jan 2020 6:30am

Gérard from Allauch, France

The B&W is a super choice ! I like too this passing bird.

23 Jan 2020 8:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Joli N&B

23 Jan 2020 8:19am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Nice angle of view and good in BW ! I like the bird in your composition !

23 Jan 2020 9:04am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Impressive architecture.

23 Jan 2020 9:08am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Chouette photo et impressionnant l'oiseau qui semble pris au piège.
Bonne Journée Steven

23 Jan 2020 9:20am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

beautiful architecture !

23 Jan 2020 9:24am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


23 Jan 2020 9:25am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Very well photographed. Great B/W.

23 Jan 2020 9:49am

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Love if this, great shot

23 Jan 2020 10:26am

JPA from Paris, France

excellent noir et blanc!! amts

23 Jan 2020 10:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

My vote goes to Tomochichi :) Excellent B/W architectural doc shot

23 Jan 2020 10:57am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une belle contre plongée sur ce pont très graphique !

23 Jan 2020 1:05pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb B&W composition with this beautiful impressiv bridge and the silos .

23 Jan 2020 1:44pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Great moment with the bird, looks like it is part of the bridge

23 Jan 2020 2:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Superb point of view. The monotone is a perfect choice to show off the details

23 Jan 2020 3:56pm

Rose from United States

I wonder was the bird a happy accident or were you going for a photo with it in it? Whatever the case, this is a great image. And I love that you gave the B&W version.

23 Jan 2020 4:37pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An impressive design. Great composition.

23 Jan 2020 4:44pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une imposante construction ! Bon point de vue !

23 Jan 2020 4:56pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great picture from the bridge.
The bird gifs makes him special.
Thanks for the interesting explanation.

23 Jan 2020 5:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great shot of the bridge, and the bird is extra special.

23 Jan 2020 8:51pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

fine view of the bridge and nice black & white tones. A fraction of a second later and that gull would have been in open sky.

24 Jan 2020 1:19am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Merci beaucoup pour toutes les informations jointes à cette photo au cadrage parfait.
J'apprécie à sa juste mesure, cet oiseau toutes ailes déployées au somment de l'édifice.

24 Jan 2020 2:27am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful composition. I love how you captured the bird flying in front of the bridge. A fantastic point of view. I like the black and white.

24 Jan 2020 2:51am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

All of the above comments...and now I'm wondering about those bridge supports that are doing nothing but standing there???? Will they just stand there like that forever?

24 Jan 2020 6:10am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

On dirait que l'oiseau a traversé les haubans

24 Jan 2020 6:11am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue , bravo ..

24 Jan 2020 6:45am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very good in bl-white

24 Jan 2020 9:34am

willy from Belgium

une très vue en N & B sur ce ce pont à haubans Steven..

je me demande si on a maintenu les supports du cantiler pont..

have a nice day

24 Jan 2020 10:56am

Remus from Portugal

Higher and bigger.
Great b&w convertion.

24 Jan 2020 4:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

24 Jan 2020 6:53pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a beautifully designed bridge and the bird there is an incredible element

24 Jan 2020 7:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique pont et cadrage quelle armature superbe
Belle journée

25 Jan 2020 3:05am

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

Beautifully captured, Steven... :)

25 Jan 2020 8:31am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Magnifique angle de prise de vue!

25 Jan 2020 1:50pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle géométrie et angle de prise.
Cet oiseau est le bienvenu ici !...

25 Jan 2020 5:43pm

Anne from France

Impressive angle!

26 Jan 2020 7:31am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Joliment graphique...Bien joué !

26 Jan 2020 10:02am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Terrific shot of this graceful bridge! I love the B&W & the BIRD!

26 Jan 2020 8:59pm