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Toll bridges spring up all around Bulloch County
Bulloch History
toll bridge
Named after Ebenezer Jencks, the mastermind behind the building of the Savannah, Altamaha and Ogeechee Canal, this ferry was originally built and operated by the Lanier family. Jencks later built a bridge, the modern replacement of which is still known today as Jencks Bridge, where the United States Army's 15th Corps, under command of Maj. Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA, arrived to cross the river on the way to Savannah in December of 1864.
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