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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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Great views of river side attractions

This place is an easy walk from the aquarium. It is a nice walk across the river and to see the attractions from the other side, especially the Hunter museum. There are plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This place is an easy walk from the aquarium. It is a nice walk across the river and to see the attractions from the other side, especially the Hunter museum. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view and interesting facts along the span. My fear of heights did not kick in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We love to walk across the bridge at night or during the day. We've seen joggers, bikers, musicians and families. It's a beautiful walk--no matter what the season. And we usually stop off at the Ice Cream Show for a yummy treat!

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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We took this walk late evening after eating and it was a lovely walk with spectacular views. It was the perfect ending to the day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a very relaxing way to see the skyline (if there is one)? of the city. The Arts District is adjacent the bridge, walking from the city side to the other bank you will find more green space, many smaller shops and restaurants, the Carousel, and the walk across the bridge is just pleasant.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful breezy day walking across this famous bridge and downtown Chattanooga. Don't miss the Ice Cream Show at the end of the bridge. Great little treat to enjoy as you walk around town. Visit the pier area and soak up some sun.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We live in Chattanooga, and we visit downtown several times a month. The downtown riverfront area is compact enough to park once, walk to lunch or dinner at one of the outstanding local restaurants, and then continue to the theater or Aquarium or Coolidge Park, and walk back. The Walnut Street Bridge is the best part of that walk. It... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Northshore is a fun place to walk around - lots of great restaurants and shops as well as Coolidge Park - and the Walnut Street bridge is a fun way to get there from downtown. You'll get some great views of the river, and the walk is easy and enjoyable. Wandering around the Bluff View Arts District, walking across the... More 

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was a great walking bridge and we visited Coolidge Park with a carousel. The carousel was only a dollar to ride in was open till 7 PM.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ended our Chattanooga vacation with a late night stroll down this historic bridge. Very scenic, especially at night with the steam boats passing by. We enjoyed the river breeze and casual atmosphere of young love, dogs getting exercise and the night setting. We were also riveted by the story of Ed Johnson and to know this history made the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We read reviews on here that this was a nice spot to stop and walk so we headed there one evening after dinner and it really is such a nice little walk. You see the Downtown area of Chattanooga and it's such a pretty sight. Definitely worth checking out. I would just do it early next time to see more.

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