An image of the Talmadge Bridge on River st. by: Greatruns
SAVANNAH, GA.- The H-shaped bridge, carrying highway 17 in and out Savannah known today as the Talmadge bridge is a structure that is hard to miss when roaming downtown Savannah. Named after the Government Eugene Talmadge, a former segregationist, the bridge is being tried, getting renamed. Something the people of Savannah been trying to accomplish for years due to the name and meaning being a lost cause now.
This year there can be a vote in a better name for the bridge according to the state lawmakers. This all may be done even faster with the help of the Girl Scouts and hundreds of them plan to make a difference. They are determined to celebrate the founder of their organization, Juliette Gordon Low. They say she “was really influential in changing the public’s opinion.”The scouts held a milk and cookies reception, held at the capitol for the Republican state representative of Savannah to introduce his proposal for the renaming of the bridge. Hoping this will help their case stronger than their beliefs.
The girl scouts efforts advances the organizations goal, taking a chance into their hands. They believe strongly the bridge should be name after their founder, calling it “Juliette Gordon Low Bridge.”
According to New York Times, Natalie Deal’s a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation, her board had the opportunity to change the name back in 1991. The girl scouts idea “Juliette Gordon Low” wasn’t the only name as an option. Apparently this is not the only time someone have tried taken charge in removing the name.
There are many other name options upon table for the bridge. The name being change is the only thing that matters to the people in Savannah, whom not caring what the name is changed to as long as the name now is removed.