• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Abbotts Bridge Reopened 10/29/03

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Date: October 29, 2003
Contact: Richard Lutz, Facility Manager, 678-538-1301

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has reopened the Abbotts Bridge Unit, as of October 24, 2003.  Abbotts was closed on May 19, 2003 due to a bridge failure.  Heavy rainstorms caused a tributary stream of the Chattahoochee River to overflow and undercut the entrance roadway.  The serious erosion undercut two stream culverts, which caused the roadway to collapse. 

The Federal Highway Administration worked with the park to restore access to the area as quickly as possible.

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.