Jekyll Causeway and Highway 17
As you look south to the foot of Newcastle Street, you will see the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Georgia’s tallest cable-stayed suspension bridge. This beautiful structure, completed in 2003, is 7,780 feet long and 486 feet tall. It contains 95,283 cubic yards of concrete and 14,810,095 pounds of reinforcing steel. The Lanier Bridge provides easy access to Brunswick & the Golden Isles from I95 Exit 29.
At the foot of the bridge on the North side, the new Liberty Shipyard Park (still in planning stages) will honor the men and women who worked in Brunswick’s shipyards in World War II, building the ships that supplied the Allied troops around the world. The planned park will offer a playground and picnic area with grills, benches, boardwalk, fishing pier, vending concession area and restrooms. An observation area and fishing platform will provide glimpses of vessels large and small as they pass beneath the Sydney Lanier Bridge. There will be parking for 110 vehicles, with designated boat trailer parking, a boat ramp and an attended electric lift. A 1.6-mile biking/jogging trail along Lanier Boulevard will link Liberty Shipyard Park to nearby Howard Coffin Park.
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