Current U.S. Hwy 90 bridge and the Old Victory Bridge over the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Florida

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Carl McCaskey on December 8, 2010

Construction began on the Victory Bridge in 1919 and it dedicated in ceremonies on July 20, 1922 and was given the name "Victory" for the allied victory in World War I. Soon after completion of the bridge, work began on paving U.S. 90. The bridge remained in operation until the 1960's when a new Victory Bridge was constructed. The pictures seen here are from the eastern side of the Apalachicola River where the majority of the bridge still survives although is only used for foot traffic (the last several feet of the bridge is sealed off to the public by the U.S. Geological Survey which has instruments to keep an accurate gauge of the river's depth).

RichardVerdi on June 29, 2011

Hi. Those are great pictures you have taken. The USGS gage at the end of the old bridge actually monitors the flow and water level of the river. The COE is required to maintain a minimum of 5,000 ft3/s out of the Dam. This gage is used by them to make sure they are keeping up with the requirements. There is also a rain gage at the end of the bridge.

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  • Uploaded on October 17, 2010
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    by Carl McCaskey
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD C4100Z,C4000Z
    • Taken on 2007/11/12 15:43:35
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 6.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
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