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Talmadge Bridge could soon get a new name

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some Chatham County delegates are voicing their support to change the name of the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge.

Republican Representative Ron Stephens of Savannah said there is basically a consensus among legislators to change the name to Savannah Bridge or Savannah River Bridge. They are expected to prepare legislation soon to change the name.

The reason for the change: Savannah mayor Edna Jackson says the Talmadge name is an insult to the African-American community. Talmadge served three terms as governor and was an advocate of segregation.

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