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Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge



Marker ID: GHM 072-8
Location: Ga 190 at Ga 354
County: Harris
Coordinates: N 32° 50.443    W 084° 48.559
  32.84071666    -84.80931666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3VKC
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge Marker
Photo by GA Cacher



Text:

Pine Mountain Scenic highway & this bridge, spanning historic King´s Gap, are living monuments to President Roosevelt´s abiding interest in the natural features of Warm Springs´ environs. He, personally, selected the location of this road atop Pine Mtn. & with Federal funds available, forwarded construction.

King´s Gap, a natural break in the Pine Mtn. barrier, was the site of an early settlement on the stage route between Newnan & Columbus. King´s Gap Post Office functioned from May 16, 1829 to October 7, 1856. Bridge and Scenic Highway were built, 1934-1938.

GHM 072-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
Photo by GA Cacher



 

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