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Old 05-31-2011, 05:17 AM
 
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I've been looking at places to visit this summer or before year end and I would definitely love to visit Savannah.

HOWEVER, I know I would have to cross the big Talmadge Bridge to get from upstate SC to that area.

I have a bridge fear thus my last visit to the Charleston area was very limited as I could not cross Ravenel bridge after going over many drawbridges.

Is there any way to avoid it OR if I muster up the nerve to drive across are there many more bridges through the area a tourist may want to visit?
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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once you get into Savannah, at least the parts of interest for visitors you wont have to worry about bridges! Best of luck!
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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Savannah is surrounded by bridges. Sorry about that, but that's the way it is. When you have lots of rivers, you have to have bridges.

However, you can avoid the BIG Talmadge bridge by going more inland and coming down I-95. Then you would come into Savannah by way of Hwy 21 or Hwy 204. The bridge over the Savannah on I-95 is not a high one.

Get yourself a map and plan.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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A map?! I just rely on my GPS...kidding.

Thanks for the information. I realize it would be difficult to avoid all bridges when there are lots of rivers. I think I will invite a friend along that doesn't have the bridge over water fear and take it easy.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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Forget the bridges...you should be afraid of the trucks!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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If you absolutely CANNOT drive over the large bridge Savannah is known for, just use the one on I-95. It's quick and you'll be over it and in Georgia before you know it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Don't worry about the bridges - a Gator is more likely to get you before a bridge does.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Savannah, Georgia
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The river is narrow enough up the river (northwest of Savannah) that you could probably kayak, canoe, or even just inner tube across into Effingham County, Georgia, then just hitch South on GA 21, which will get ya to Savannah. Or, instead, just go down the river and ya wont have the find a ride, you can just float down to the city. Just get out of the river, on the Georgia side, of course, before the port, which is in Garden City, a skyline of factories. Don't try taking the river all the way down to River Street. This could be dangerous. You could get hit, sucked under water, and ripped into sheds by the motors of a large container ship. Whatever you do just be safe and have fun.
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