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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

Park Unit Closed, Johnsons Ferry North

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Date: February 15, 2011
Contact: Park Headquarters, 678-538-1200

The Johnson Ferry North Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is closed through Monday, February 21. Due to unexpected work being performed by Colonial Pipeline at the unit, the park staff deemed the area to be unsafe for park visitors. Colonial will be encasing the pipeline underneath Johnson Ferry Rd. Unless there are any unforeseen problems that arise, Johnson Ferry North should be re-opened on Tuesday, February 22.

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.