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    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?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.