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Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423 643 6096
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Ranked #1 of 78 Attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Description: One of the finest examples of the Phoenix wrought-iron truss bridges that were build between 1884 and 1923.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lived here all my life and yesterday ,my 27 year old son and I decided to take another stroll across it.. I stopped and realized what a beautiful picture was in front of me--water,mountains, and a beautiful city.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had some time in the afternoon to walk through the river walk and over the Walnut Street Bridge. A very nice view of the city and Tennessee River. Certainly worth the time. Best to wait until it cools off during the early evening in the summer.

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Conway, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The bridge is always busy on the weekends! There are a few places throughout the bridge that can be easy to trip on so be careful! You can walk, bike, or sit on one of the benches and just enjoy the view.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great walking bridge! Closed to vehicles long ago, then reworked with wood to become the most beautiful walking bridge in America! Sometimes, there are musicians, sometimes just friends laughing and enjoying each other. The north end of the bridge ends in a great park with a carousel and kid-friendly fountain. Put the kids in their bathing suits... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Walnut Street Bridge is a Chattanooga historic landmark. Several years back, it was slated for demolition, but locals gathered together to get it saved. It has been a walking bridge only for the last couple of decades or more. It is a very popular spot to walk (incl. w/your dog-I think they still provide plastic bags in case you... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a fun thing to do, walk across an old bridge which is now pedestrian/bike to get GREAT views of the Tennessee River, when you get across be sure to walk to Cooledge Park and ride the wonderful old carousel (only $1.00 per ride) for the young and "young at heart".

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We walked over many times during our stay, its great not to worry about cars, flowers are beautiful along the way. Next time we hope to rent bikes, they have where you can pay for a bike all day and leave it at different spots around town. I think it was $6.00 a day.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family and I walked across the bridge both in the daytime and at night. The quaint shops were fun to browse in on the other side of the bridge and clumpys ice-cream is a must stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Walked across the bridge, park on one side, city on the other. We spent several hours, walking around on the city side, checking out the fountains etc. Park side didn't have much shade so we didn't stay too long there

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect walking across this bridge, but it was a great time! Tons of people enjoying, but plenty of room for everyone - it's a wide bridge. On either side, you can get ice cream or sno cones, etc. A festive atmosphere, beautiful at sunset. Bring your camera and enjoy a walk at sunset

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