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Near Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge

 
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 072-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.443′ N, 84° 48.559′ W. Marker is near Pine Mountain, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 190 and Georgia Route 354, on the right when traveling west on State Route 190. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Callaway Gardens (approx. 2.2 miles away); The J.L. Hand Gazebo
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 29, 2009
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge Marker
Georgia Highway 354 passed under the Roosevelt Bridge, which carries Georgia Highway 190 east (to the left in the photo) toward Dowdell's Knob.
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Iron Horse (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chipley - Pine Mountain, Georgia (approx. 3.2 miles away); Valley of Hope (approx. 3.3 miles away); “This Was His Georgia” (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named This Was His Georgia (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Mountain.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,520 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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