Augusta, Georgia: Titanic Hero - Butt's Bridge
An ornate bridge dedicated in 1914 to Major Archibald Butt, who was born in Augusta and died saving women and children on the Titanic.
- 15th St., Augusta, GA
- Downtown, on 15th St. as it crosses the Augusta Canal five blocks south of the river.
Titanic hero's Butt Bridge
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A unique and very ornate bridge with lions and eagles located at each end. The Butt Memorial bridge was named in honor of Major Archibald Butt who was born in Augusta, Georgia on September 26,1865. He served as an Aide-de-camp to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft, and he lost his life after helping to save women and children on the TITANIC April 15, 1912.
A "SAVE OUR BUTT" campaign was started a few years ago to keep the Georgia Department of Transportation from demolishing the bridge over the canal.
[A. B. Owens, 02/04/2001]
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