SAVANNAH, GA (March 9, 2012): Portions of the Talmadge Bridge and the ramp accessing it from Downtown Savannah will be closed Saturday morning as some 3,000 Girl Scouts, family members, Girl Scouts of the USA staff members and Girl Scout alumnae cross it in a “Bridging Ceremony” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police will close the outside northbound lane of the bridge, along with the West Oglethorpe Avenue entrance ramp to traffic from 7 a.m. until about 11 a.m. to allow the march from the foot of the bridge to Oglethorpe and West Boundary Street.
There the participants will board buses for a trip to Forsyth Park where they will join some 2,000 other celebrants in recognition of the founding of the organization. Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low began the organization in Savannah when she assembled 18 girls on March 12, 1912, for a meeting.
Northbound traffic on the bridge will be limited to 35 MPH during the Bridging Ceremony. Traffic heading north towards Hutcheson Island and South Carolina during that time will be diverted to Derenne Avenue/Interstate 516 to access the bridge via Interstate 16.
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