• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Abbotts Bridge Unit Closed 5/19/03

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Date: May 19, 2003
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241

Abbotts Bridge Unit, a popular area along the forty-eight mile Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area river corridor, is closed due to a bridge failure.  Heavy rainstorms experienced in the area over the past few days has caused a tributary stream of the Chattahoochee River to overflow and undercut the entrance roadway.  The serious erosion has undercut two stream culverts, which is causing the roadway to collapse.  The entrance road is no longer safe for vehicle and pedestrian access.

The Federal Highway Administration is working with the park to restore access to the area as quickly as possible.  This area of the park will remain closed until further notice.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.