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Public Meeting for Proposed Bike / Pedestrian Bridge At Morgan Falls Dam

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Date: April 16, 2009

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is conducting a public meeting on April 30th, 7 – 9 p.m., at the Chattahoochee Nature Center to discuss a potential bike / pedestrian bridge below Morgan Falls Dam. The proposed bridge would connect the planned Overlook and riverside parks in Sandy Springs with National Park Service (NPS) property, including Hyde farm, in Cobb County. The proposed trail connections would originate as a single trail beginning at the Cobb County terminus of the bridge. The main trail would run approximately 1.5 miles along a maintained Colonial Pipeline easement and connect to existing NPS trails and parking area at Johnson Ferry North. Near the bridge, a second trail would branch off the main trail and connect to an existing dirt road that leads to the terminus of Hyde Road.

 

This is the first of two public meetings regarding the proposed project. It is intended to be informational, and solicit public input and comments regarding the project. A second public meeting will be held later this year, most likely in September, to review the alternatives addressed in an environmental assessment. If you are unable to attend the public scoping meeting, you may submit comments or questions on the proposed project by mail to Superintendent, Chattahoochee River NRA, 1978 Island Ford Parkway; Sandy Springs, GA 30350 or by e-mail to chat_superintendent@nps.gov.

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930's. Half of the bridge was "stolen" in 1940, neighbors didn't know the workers cutting the bridge were not authorized to do so until it was too late.