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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Park Closes Gold Branch Unit 6/30/04

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Date: June 30, 2004
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241

Heavy rains have closed one of the hiking areas at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The entrance road at Gold Branch, located off of Lower Roswell Road, is heavily eroded due to excessive rainfall over the past two weeks.

Park staff are standing by to re-grade the entrance road once the rains subside. Until then, the Gold Branch area will remain closed.

Did You Know?

Jones Bridge ruins - Photo by Matt Harr

Jones Bridge spanned the Chattahoochee River from 1904-1922, falling into disrepair in the 1930s. 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.