Definitions

GA 520

U.S. Route 17 in Georgia

U.S. Route 17 in Georgia runs north-south near the Atlantic Ocean, serving Brunswick and Savannah on its path from Florida at the St. Marys River to South Carolina at the Savannah River. Except for part of the route in Savannah, which runs along State Route 404 (Interstate 16) and State Route 404 Spur to the Talmadge Memorial Bridge into South Carolina, US 17 is also State Route 25. SR 25 uses an older western alignment of US 17 into South Carolina.

History

In the early 1920s, SR 25 initially ran only from Sterling south to Brunswick and north into Savannah and South Carolina; State Route 27 continued south from Sterling (initially along present State Route 99 and Haynor Road north of Waverly) into Florida. US 17 was designated along the route in 1926, and by 1930 the whole route was SR 25.

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge opened in 1953, carrying State Route 25 Alternate and U.S. Route 17 Alternate over the Savannah River into South Carolina. In 1994, US 17 Alternate was eliminated, and US 17 was rerouted over it.

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