Ceremony marks upgraded Houlihan Bridge boat ramp

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the city of Port Wentworth on Monday dedicated the Houlihan Bridge Boat Ramp area.

The facility has two two-laneboat ramps, two floating access piers, three boat washing stations, a kiosk, portable restrooms and parking for 45 trucks and trailers, according to the DNR.

The area will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The ramp area is part of the Go Fish Georgia Initiative and one of more than 17 ramps being built as part of the program, according to the DNR.

The development of the area is a result of these groups working together: the Facility Design Team (city of Port Wentworth and Georgia DNR staff members); City of Port Wentworth City Manager (Phillip Claxton), Director of Leisure Services (Patrick Foran) and Public Works Director (Brian Harvey); Pat Burke of Port City Design Group and Griffin Construction, according to the DNR.

For more information on fishing or boat ramps, go to www.gofishgeorgia.com.

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