Jones Bridge is named for the structure that for nearly 20 years (1904-1922) spanned the river in this area. Prior to that time Jones' Ferry or Martin's Ferry would take people across the river at this point. With the roadbuilding activity in the early 1920's the private toll bridge was made obsolete by no-cost, state-funded bridges. Over the next 20 years the bridge fell into disrepair. In 1940 half of the span was "stolen" by an unknown group of men, possibly for the salvage value of the metal. The remaining half still stands at the east end of the park (at this point the Chattahoochee flows roughly east-to-west).
Submitted from Georgia Trails.com
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