In the almost six years that the Sidney Lanier Bridge has been open in Brunswick, the structure has become heralded as the image of the city and the Golden Isles. Its not just a bridge, it is an icon, it represents the city. It links the mainland with Colonel's Island and the cause way to Jekyll Island. It also provides a connection to interstate 95 along U.S. 17. The old bridge was a draw bridge and created a traffic backup when ships came through the deep water channel in the Brunswick river. The new bridge has allowed the Brunswick port to become a bigger player in the shipping industry. The view going across the bridge is breathtaking, you can see St Simon's Island, Jekyll Island and the beautiful Marshes of Glynn. Did I mention that the bridge was named after Sidney Lanier the well known Poet of the Marshes of Glynn, he is famous in these parts.