Underneath a portion of the original Victory Bridge in Chattahoochee, Florida

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Carl McCaskey on May 19, 2009

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).

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  • Uploaded on October 19, 2007
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    by Carl McCaskey