Underneath a portion of the original Victory Bridge in Chattahoochee, Florida - some sort of control booth - not sure what it used to control

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MaryAlice on January 28, 2008

Super history lesson! I am most impressed. You have a lot of really interesting pictures. I have enjoyed them all very much. MaryAlice

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).

RichardVerdi on June 29, 2011

Hi, this is a picture of the original USGS gage house that was used to monitor the flow and water level of the river. Original USGS gage houses were constructed like this before the smaller aluminum box-type shelters were used (such as the one at the end of the old bridge now). This original structure has been removed and is no longer there.

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