The Chattahoochee Riverwalk is a 15 mile long river front park that traverses the scenic and historic Columbus, Georgia waterfront.
On the Alabama side of the river, you will find the Phenix City Riverwalk, which offers an equally scenic 1.2 mile trail hugging the western shore of the Chattahoochee.
Connecting the two, is a recently restored section of the Historic 14th Street Bridge.
Originally designed and constructed in the early 1830’s by Horace King, a well-known American architect and former slave, the bridge was destroyed by floods in the late 1830’s. It was rebuilt by King, and then destroyed again in the Civil War.
The bridge was rebuilt, yet again, in 1866; modernized in 1920; and then rehabilitated for modern day pedestrian use in 2013.
Today, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll between the two shores!
Tell the kids you’re walking all the way from Georgia to Alabama!
The gorgeous Chattahoochee River flows beneath your feet, tumbling swiftly over the rapids; herons and egrets soar past historical mill ruins; and outdoor recreation opportunities surround you!
Take time to learn the history of the city of Columbus in The River That Binds Us… Together placards. These signs are placed at stations along the bridge, describing the industrial, textile, soda, music, and military history that come together to make Columbus, Georgia the uniquely intriguing city it is!
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Columbus is a FABULOUS destination, and we love it!
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