Settles Bridge

View looking up at steel skeleton of bridge over foggy river with wooded shore in the distance.
Not much left of the old bridge over the river.

NPS - Ashley Turner

Quick Facts
5800 Settles Bridge Road, Suwanee, GA 30024

Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

The oldest still standing bridge within the park, Settles Bridge was built in 1880 as a steel truss bridge. In the late 19th century, steel truss bridges began replacing fords and ferries as a means to cross the Chattahoochee. The wooden deck that once spanned the bridge is now completely gone, but the steel frame remains as an impressive testament to the history of the river.

After admiring the bridge, feel free to hike along the forested river trails, or hop in a boat for a quiet day fishing or floating.

NOTE: The bridge is unsafe to climb so please enjoy with your eyes and camera only.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Last updated: January 11, 2024