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Address: Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN
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We just stopped here for a minute so the kids could walk on the bridge and watch the tubes floating down the river. The bridge is in good repair and made for some fun pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We just stopped here for a minute so the kids could walk on the bridge and watch the tubes floating down the river. The bridge is in good repair and made for some fun pictures.

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Highland, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is just off the highway, and a quick spot to sightsee. The bridge looked well maintained and my husband and I enjoyed walking across. It is quite scenic at the bridge, and just a nice quick little stop.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We took the kids out for the evening in Townsend just looking for little fun things to see and discover. This was a favorite! They loved running across it and seeing the water below. The easiest way to get to it is to park in the realty office parking lot and cross the road. It IS a busy road, so... More 

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Hamilton, Virginia
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73 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Kids liked it. We were going to the caverns & read the review on Tripadvisor so decided to stop by & take a walk on the bridge. Kids loved swinging it & seeing the tubers floating by below.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped here with the kids - they thought it was great. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here but if you are in the area and want a quick diversion its fun.

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Largo, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's just a cute little bridge that time has not touched. It makes a tranquil spot in a cute little neighborhood.

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The bridge is fun. It's worth a stop to walk over & take a photo but I would not drive out of my way to get to it. The kids really liked it. We found two swinging bridges in Townsend & they are about the same except the one had Christmas lights on it so we stopped again at night... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Neat lil way to spend about 20 minutes are so.. Very romantic lil bridge over the water... Nothing really fancy.. Just something we had never done.. I would recommend it.. Go make a memory.!!

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

while camping in Townsend, we road our bikes down the paved bike path along hwy 321 and stopped at the swinging bridge. it is a very short distance down Depot St, right off the bike path. If you are on the opposite side of the road, there is a place where the bike path goes under 321 near the IGA... More 

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London
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Good sturdy bridge. Easy to find, parking available at the beginning of the bridge. Beautiful view from bridge. Private retreat on other side of bridge.

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Address: Address: Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend

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