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Address: Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN
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It's Free! A Vacation Find

Not much room to park at this one; right across the road from a realtors office. This was fine for a quick stop; the bridge is getting a little overgrown and some of the boards... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Eldersburg, Maryland
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Ten Mile, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Make sure you turn left after bridge, hidden between houses , but enjoyed walking across, nice view of stream. Met 90 year old man reliving memories of this area as was his childhood home.

Thank TheFrog1
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126 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This bridge can be a bit hard to see, it will take you from Hwy 321 across the river over to the little road [Old Walland Hwy] that meanders along the river from Townsend to Maryville. It is primarily used by the residents that live along the river on Old Walland Hwy [at least as I understand it] I have... More 

Thank woodlandartist
Eldersburg, Maryland
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Not much room to park at this one; right across the road from a realtors office. This was fine for a quick stop; the bridge is getting a little overgrown and some of the boards are coming up. Check it out if you are driving past; not worth a special trip.

Thank DillonM1905
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The swinging bridge in Townsend is a great stop for a little excitement and fun for kids of all ages. The beautiful river flowing beneath the bridge, combined with the surrounding vibrant Smoky Mountain wilderness and the swinging motion of the bridge tantalize the senses and make one feel, "Alive."

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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here with our two young daughters during our last trip into Townsend. It's fun & kinda scary! The bridge sways beneath your feet and it'd be a pretty bad fall if it broke, but it's VERY stable. Young kids will certainly get a kick out of it. My husband usually likes to wait until I'm... More 

1 Thank RAdams4
Highland, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 attraction 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!

Thank Connie V
Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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

Thank psam6
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191 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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 

1 Thank Goldrushjunkie
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Paul R
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87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Thank kygirl84

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