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Get your paddles out! The white water course is set to open soon

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Officials say great things are on the horizon for Columbus and Phenix City.

In an effort to attract more visitors to the Chattahoochee Valley, officials have worked for years to complete the white water course slated to be the largest urban course in the region.  

Several leaders from both sides of the river gathered on the 14th Street pedestrian bridge Thursday morning.

John Turner with the W.C Bradley Company, the main force behind the project, joyfully announced the 2.5 mile course would open Memorial Day weekend.

May 25 will be the official grand opening for the newly restored river.

Turner says they are working to remove the remaining parts of the dam.

Once the project is completely finished, officials say rafters will have the choice of cruising the Columbus side or the Alabama side.

We'll have more details on this exciting news coming up soon.

Check back here for further details shortly.

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