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Walnut Street Bridge

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Address: Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone Number: 423 643 6096
Description: One of the finest examples of the Phoenix wrought-iron truss bridges that...
One of the finest examples of the Phoenix wrought-iron truss bridges that were build between 1884 and 1923.
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Nice walking experience

This bridge is a lively place for a walk and to "people-watch". I believe it is one of the longest pedestrian bridges around. Built before 1900, it carried car traffic for years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This bridge is a lively place for a walk and to "people-watch". I believe it is one of the longest pedestrian bridges around. Built before 1900, it carried car traffic for years. Instead of tearing it down when it became unsafe for autos, it was changed to a pedestrian bridge, and links downtown and Coolidge park on the north shore.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It was very pretty. I mean... for a bridge it was great. There were dogs and people and a pretty river. There are pictures of what the view looked like in the past.

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Asheville, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great accompaniment to the TN Riverpark trail. The beautiful views of this pedestrian only bridge should secure this area as a top choice for visiting runners.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Walnut Street Bridge, built in the late 1800's. The world's largest walking bridge connecting downtown Chattanooga to the North Shore. Very nice and interesting. Do not miss it.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of my personal Top Five things to do in Chattanooga when friends are visiting. The bridge itself is a beautiful structure. I ask my friends to take a guess at how long it is. Rarely do I get a correct answer of just under 1/2 mile (.45 mile). Be sure to walk to North Shore and meander... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Check before you go. Was there week of February 9, 2015 and bridge was closed to pedestrian traffic. Might want to check before you go.

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Harrison, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love to go downtown and walk across this amazing bridge! There is so much going on down around by the river! You've got to see it!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This bridge has lots of history not to mention a beautiful view!! day or night take this walk and see downtown Chattanooga and the River ; bridge connects to the artsy side of Chatt with restaurants and funky local art

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to walk and get great views of the city, bike friendly as well. There is a little bit of a dark past to it if you care to research, but it doesn't take away from it's current beauty.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there on the basis of good TA reviews. Unfortunately the bridge is CLOSED before 6pm and I was not able to walk it. Too bad, at least I had the chance to visit nearby museum.

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