US 11 and 17 in Georgia

US 11 in Georgia

US 11
Get started Rising Fawn
End wildwood
Length 21 mi
Length 34 km
Route
Alabama

Trenton

Tennessee

According to bestitude, US 11 is a US Highway in the US state of Georgia. The road forms a short north-south link in the extreme northwest of the state, paralleling Interstate 59 from the Alabama border to the Tennessee border. The route is 34 kilometers long. The administrative number is SR-58.

Travel directions

US 11 runs through northwestern Georgia, connecting with US 11 in Alabama and US 11 in Tennessee. The main town on the route is the village of Trenton. The road leads through hilly terrain, through a valley with a steep wooded ridge to the east. US 11 has no direct connection to I-59 or I-24 in Georgia.

History

US 11 was one of the original US Highways of 1926. US 11 was historically one of the main thoroughfares in the eastern United States, but it runs only a short distance through Georgia. Interstate 59 was built in this corridor in 1969-1971, partly because of this, US 11 was not substantially upgraded.

Traffic intensities

Between 1,200 and 14,000 vehicles per day travel on US 11.

US 17 in Georgia

US 17
Get started Kingsland
End Savannah
Length 125 mi
Length 201 km
Route
Florida

Kingsland

Woodbine

Brunswick

Darien

Midway

Richmond Hill

Savannah

South Carolina

According to biotionary, US 17 is a US Highway in the US state of Georgia. The road forms a north-south route in the east of the state, along the Atlantic coast parallel to Interstate 95 between Kingsland and Savannah. The route is 201 kilometers long and has the administrative number SR-25.

Travel directions

The Sidney Lanier Bridge at Brunswick.

Just south of Kingsland, the road crosses the St. Mary’s River, which also marks the border with Florida. The road then parallels Interstate 95 to the north, through Kingsland and on through wooded areas with several rivers flowing to the nearby coast. On the south side of Brunswick, one crosses I-95 and the road continues on the east side. The road then has 2×2 lanes and crosses Brunswick Bay via the Sidney Lanier Bridge. The road then forms the eastern bypass of the town, after which the road runs close to the coast to the north, over several coves. At South Newport one then crosses I-95 again, and at Midway one crosses US 84, the road to Jesup and Waycross. Not far after, Richmond Hill crosses I-95 for the last time in the state, then heads northeast to the city of Savannah, which has a population of 128,000 and a three-times larger metropolitan area. One then crosses Interstate 516, and the road continues through downtown, past the eastern end of Interstate 16, which comes from Atlanta and Macon. The impressive Talmadge Bridge then crosses the Savannah River, also the border with South Carolina. US 17 in South Carolina then continues toward Charleston.

History

US 17 north of Brunswick.

The US was created in 1926 and has undergone limited modification in Georgia since then. In 1953 the first Talmadge Bridge opened in Savannah and from 1994 US 17 ran over it. In 2003 the impressive Sidney Lanier Bridge opened at Brunswick. Beginning in 1968, US 17 was replaced by the construction of parallel I-95, a process that was completed in 1979 when the section opened at Savannah. As a result, through traffic no longer had to pass through the various villages and towns on the route.

With the construction of the new Sidney Lanier Bridge in 2003, US 17 between I-95 and Brunswick was also widened to 4 lanes. In the second half of the 1980s, a small portion of US 17 south of Richmond Hill was widened into a 2×2 divided highway.

Traffic intensities

The road is generally not very busy, with about 3,000 vehicles in the countryside, and up to 32,000 in Brunswick and 23,000 in Savannah.

Talmadge Memorial Bridge

Talmadge Memorial Bridge
Spans Savannah River
Lanes 2×2
Total length 3,060 meters
Main span 335 meters
Bridge deck height 56 meters
Opening 00-11-1991
Traffic intensity 12,000 mvt/day
Location Map

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a cable- stayed bridge in the United States, located in the city of Savannah in Georgia.

Characteristics

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge spans one of the two branches of the Savannah River in the city of Savannah. Contrary to popular belief, the bridge is entirely in Georgia and not on the border with South Carolina, which is just north of the bridge. The bridge is a cable- stayed bridge with a total length of 3,060 meters and a main span of 335 meters. The free passage under the bridge is 56 meters. The bridge connects the city of Savannah to Hutchinson Island, a second girder bridge spans the northern branch of the Savannah River on the South Carolina border. US 17 in Georgia runs over the bridge as a freeway with 2×2 lanes and emergency lanes. Just south of the bridge is the terminus of theInterstate 16. The Talmadge Bridge is often compared to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, but the Talmadge Bridge is slightly smaller, mainly with fewer lanes.

History

In 1953 a half-timbered bridge opened at this location. With the growth of the ports of Savannah, this bridge proved too small for shipping and was replaced by the Talmadge Memorial Bridge in November 1991. The bridge is named after Eugene Talmadge (1884 – 1946), who was twice the governor of Georgia. The Talmadge Bridge is the largest bridge in Georgia.

Future

In 2018, a potential bridge replacement was hinted at to allow the Port of Savannah to accommodate larger vessels.

Traffic intensities

About 12,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. This is a relatively low number for such a large bridge, because there are no suburbs on the South Carolina side and nearby Interstate 95 in Georgia handles through-traffic past Savannah.

US 17 in Georgia

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