U.S. 17 South


U.S. 17 south
U.S. 17 & Georgia 404 Spur southbound depart the folded-diamond interchange with Savannah Harbor Parkway onto the Eugene Talmadge Bridge. The Talmadge Bridge spans the Front River of the Savannah River between Hutchinson Island and downtown Savannah. Savannah Harbor Parkway joins the U.S. highway with the Savannah International Convention Center and new residential development. Photo taken 05/29/05.
Supports from the original Talmadge Bridge remain adjacent to the 1991-completed cabled-stayed bridge. The old span stood at 135 feet above the high tide level of the Savannah River. The new bridge travels 49' higher. Photo taken 05/29/05.
The first Savannah interchange joins U.S. 17 & Georgia 404 Spur southbound with Georgia 25 Connector (Oglethorpe Avenue) at the south end of the Talmadge Bridge. Georgia 25 was commissioned to join downtown Savannah and the Talmadge Bridge with Garden City and Georgia 25 (former U.S. 17). Photo taken 05/29/05.
Traveling underneath the 480' towers of the Talmadge Bridge on U.S. 17 & Georgia 404 southbound. The cable-stayed bridge carries four overall lanes with partial right-hand shoulders. The original cantilever bridge carried two lanes over a steel-deck. Photos taken 05/29/05.
Looking westward at the Bay Street viaduct (Georgia 25 Connector) from the descending Talmadge Bridge southbound. Georgia 25 crosses over railroad spurs to the Port of Georgia and its associated industrial area. Photo taken 05/29/05.
Georgia 25 Connector represents the only departure point of U.S. 17 & Georgia 404 Spur southbound for downtown Savannah. The freeway otherwise defaults onto Interstate 16 westbound ahead of its junction with Interstate 516, U.S. 80, and Georgia 21-25. Interstate 16 continues west from there to meet Interstate 95 at Pooler. Photo taken 05/29/05.
A sweeping loop ramp descends from U.S. 17 & Georgia 404 Spur southbound for the southbound beginning of Georgia 25 Connector. Georgia 25 Connector travels east along Oglethorpe Avenue to the one-way street couplet of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (southbound) and Montgomery Street (northbound. The state route uses the pair northward to Bay Street and Bay Street west to Garden City and Interstate 516 & Georgia 21-25. The highway features north-south cardinal direction banners due to its relation with Georgia 25, a north-south route. Photo taken 05/29/05.
U.S. 17 overlaps with Interstate 16 west for 1.25 miles
U.S. 17 overlaps with Interstate 516 east for 1.25 miles
U.S. 17 & Georgia 25 (New Jessup Highway) southbound at U.S. 25 & Georgia 25 Connector (Gloucester Street) in the city of Brunswick. The pair begin to the right and travel through the heart of downtown en route to U.S. 341 (Newcaste Street). U.S. 17 & Georgia 25 meanwhile stay east of the street grid on the 1.5 mile drive to the Sidney Lanier Bridge over the Brunswick River. A waterside park resides to the left. Photo taken 07/22/04.
U.S. 17 south & Georgia 520 westbound carry U.S. 82 westbound from its beginning at Interstate 95 a short distance to Georgia 303 (Blythe Island Highway). U.S. 17 & Georgia 25 turn southwest toward Spring Bluff, Waverly, and Woodbine to the left. Georgia 303 begins to the right and follows original U.S. 17 northeast to Blythe Island County Park and north Brunswick. U.S. 82 & Georgia 520 continue west onto the South Georgia Parkway en route to Nahunta and Waycross. Photo taken 07/22/04.

Page Updated January 27, 2006.

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