Morgan Falls Bridge and Sandy Springs Trails Plan

CALL TO ACTION

National Park Service Trail Plan is open for public comment.  Learn how to comment in support of the Chattahoochee Riverlands preferred route and multi-use trails to connect our region!

MORGAN FALLS BRIDGE

In 2009 the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Sandy Springs and Cobb County proposed to construct a bridge below Morgan Falls Dam. The bridge would be for pedestrian and bicycle use only. It would be constructed as a free span bridge over the Chattahoochee River and would connect visitors to the Sandy Springs' Morgan Falls Park with National Park Service land in Cobb County below Hyde Farm.

Sandy Springs Trails Plan. Section 2a is scheduled for construction in 2022 and would connect to bridge
Sandy Springs Trails Plan. Section 2a is scheduled for construction in 2022 and would connect to bridge

At the time the Morgan Falls Park had yet to be developed and there were no amenities on the Sandy Springs side of the river and the bridge faced  opposition from Cobb County residents who failed to see the benefit of the bridge.  However, Sandy Springs recently adopted trails master plan is set to build some of its first trail within the next year to connect the beautiful Morgan Falls Park to Roswell Road creating amazing assets on both sides of the River and a natural connection.

Morgan Falls Park Overlook
Morgan Falls Park Overlook
Rendering of proposed bridge
Rendering of proposed bridge

The bridge and Hyde Farm trails are key components of the proposed Chattahoochee Riverlands trails preferred route and would create game changing connectivity for Cobb, Sandy Springs and Roswell residents.

Unfortunately, the Hyde Farm and Morgan Falls bridge plans have been omitted from the current Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area trails plan.  Thankfully, this plan is under public review and open for public comment until April 15th.

CALL TO ACTION

National Park Service Trail Plan is open for public comment.  Learn how to comment in support of the Chattahoochee Riverlands preferred route and multi-use trails to connect our region!