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Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423 643 6096
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Ranked #2 of 77 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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Gallatin, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Chattanooga, and very much enjoyed the bicycles, that you can rent for six bucks a day, and are located all over the city. The bridge was great. Great exercise, with a park at one end, and ice cream store the other hand. LOL. This is a great free attraction.

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Columbia KY
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a hike on the riverwalk, followed by a stroll ovser the bridge to the interesting North shore. I was amazed at the large number of people and families on a Wednesday afternoon enjoying the bridge and adjacent parks. Tne North Shore has a great mix of interesting shops and restaurants. This type of space makes Chattanooga a very... More

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Canton, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Walnut Street Bridge is one of the first places we return to when visiting one of our favorite cities. Whether a cold Fall day or a beautiful Spring day, sunrise or sunset, we've had wonderful walks across this bridge, taking in the lovely views of downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River. There are plenty of park benches to relax... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I love my daily walks on this bridge! It links downtown to north shore and it is a great stroll to bring family and friends visiting the area.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A great way to see the river and surroundings ... shopping near Coolidge Park is nice too. Benches are provided if you need to rest.

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Augusta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking across the bridge and the view. However, I'm not sure why this is rated number one in Chattanooga (because it's free?). It's certainly not the reason I would visit Chattanooga. In terms of the safety issues brought up by other reviewers ... we visited the bridge on a Sunday evening in July from around 7 - 9:00... More

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Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Walnut Street Bridge is closed to vehicle traffic. On a hot summer day, around noon, I rode my bike across the bridge, from Hunter Museum to Coolidge Park. I stopped a couple of times for pictures and to enjoy the cool river breezes.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

V nice bridge to walk across & great to see the views of the town. Glad we did it. I didnt see any gang members (as mentioned in a review i read) but we did go in the morning. Highly recommended free spot to visit.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It's so nice to cross a river on a bridge only for pedestrians. The bridge runs from next to the art museum on the bluff to the area between 2 water front parks. It really makes all of Chattanooga walk-able. The views of the city, the mountains, and the river are spectacular.

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Gainesville
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to hang out at sunset, or anytime. Great photo ops and fantastic place to people watch. 5 minute walk from the aquarium

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