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Address: Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN

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Looked for it and it took a bit to find, but its a pretty unique bridge, and it does swing a bit walking with water flowing under you

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Highland, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I found the bridge with no trouble, and we both took the walk across. It was an interesting stop and worth the little time it took. Kids would love this!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Looked for it and it took a bit to find, but its a pretty unique bridge, and it does swing a bit walking with water flowing under you

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ok I will admit it. I was scared and did not walk all the way across the bridge. I only walked to the middle. What a beautiful sight of the river. The bridge is pretty long. This is at a roadside park in Townsend and right across from Apple Valley store and next to the special peoples park. Great for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After absolving our fears of plunging into frigid water 30 ft below from a bridge with a sign that boldly states "Only 4 People On Bridge at a time", we walked across the bridge. It was fun. It swayed to the left and to the right. And it went up slightly and down slightly. And at the end of the... More 

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Swinging bridge in excellent shape. In order to get to it, you have to cross a very busy road. That was scary! At the far end of the bridge you exited into someone's driveway/backyard.

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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're nearby this is a fun little attraction to hit that's free! We walked back and forth across the swinging bridge a few times. The kids liked it. I heard the restaurant right there is good with fresh food, too.

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Milford, MI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We love finding places that the ordinary traveler wouldn't find. This certainly met that description! We parked at the Kinzel Springs Century 21 office and crossed the road. The entire family loved this unique experience!

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Townsend, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love this bridge. But be careful of the fast traffic. I stood and watched the water flow until I felt like I was moving with the water. One early morning I watched a young black bear in the water.

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Temple
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Awesome bridge! Follow tips for directions to residential area off Cameron Road, or another option is to park directly across the road at Kinzel Spring Century 21 (on Lamar Alexander Parkway...and they have a lovely pond & waterfall in back). Only downside to the "direct" option is you must watch traffic carefully before crossing. Fun to walk across this cool... More 

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tennessee
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354 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Townsend, Tennessee has no less than two swinging bridges. The Dark Island one is easy to find being near town and the one you float under on most Little river tube floats. This one is not so easy to find. One end is on the private property of a retreat and the other end is on Hwy. 321 hidden mostly... More 

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Address: Address: Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend

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