Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga: Address, Phone Number, Walnut Street Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Walnut Street Bridge
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One of the finest examples of the Phoenix wrought-iron truss bridges that were build between 1884 and 1923.
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Toni K
Elberton, GA860 contributions
Jun 2020
Very nice bridge for a stroll. The wooden tread and the blue painted metal make a nice combination with the surrounding water and views while you're walking. The bridge is very popular and busy, so expect lots of other people to be walking/biking with you. I wouldn't recommend crossing the bridge during hot summer days. There is very little shade, and the sun will be beating down on you. Probably early Fall or Spring would be the best time to enjoy the walk with cooler temps. I'm guessing it took us about 20-30 min round trip to traverse the bridge at a leisurely pace.
Written June 10, 2020
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dbae27
Staunton, VA781 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
There isn’t much to the bridge as far as sightseeing but the walk across is wonderful and safe with a great view of the river. We saw people jogging, pushing strollers, riding bikes, walking. This is a great asset to the city and allows visitors a chance to get out and explore more than you could behind the windshield of a car. We really enjoyed it!
Written March 29, 2021
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southernsue2018
Jackson, MS16 contributions
May 2021
This bridge is said to be the longest pedestrian bridge in the country. I am guessing it once was the only bridge, because now a much more modern one runs alongside it.
It was a delightful place for a stroll and provided nice views of the river. Along the bridge, we spotted a couple of musicians playing for any tips you could provide and also saw a "Poet for Hire," which intrigued me, but I did not investigate. Once you walk across the bridge, you are in another area of Chattanooga. You can walk along street there and shop some, or turn around and walk back.
Written June 1, 2021
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Ben N
Atlanta, GA5 contributions
Oct 2020
We walked it just after dark on a beautiful cool night in October 2020. The bridge has a great view of the city along the river at night and is great to look at and take pictures. There are however problems that make me doubt I will go back with my kids until they are much older. Just as we walked onto the bridge there was a group of homeless men gathered around an outlet charging their cellphones. One of these men was selling drugs to another person in an open-air drug market. As we walked across the bridge we encountered several groups of people who were smoking weed. I would not say this is a family-friendly environment and not something I want my kids exposed to.
Written October 3, 2020
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ZacBuffett
Miamisburg, OH80 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a nice walkway that allows you to enjoy the north and south sides of the river. You do need to watch out for people on bicycles. They seem to think it is a race to see who can cross first. You will encounter people playing guitars and singing for tips. They won't hassle you in any kind of way and just seem to be enjoying themselves. Its clean and maintained very well. The views are enticing as well.
Written March 3, 2020
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worldsmymuse
Chicago, IL304 contributions
Dec 2020
A sunny stroll on the wooden floorboards of this scenic bridge makes you aware of the role of water, specifically the Tenessee River, in this pleasant southern town. You can see the art museum on the bluff and go from old historic to new and modern--including the glass peaks of the acquarium on the other bank. An excellent walk.
Written January 2, 2021
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glennmcf
Washington DC, DC16 contributions
Oct 2020
The Walnut Street, or the walking bridge Connects the city’s north shore district to the area hosting the famous Chattanooga aquarium. Walk across this bridge to get to live minor league baseball at AT&T field or Moss Landing on the river front where the choices run from concerts to marathons. Back on the north shore you can polish your dancing skills with the moves to many well known dances emblazoned in brass into the sidewalks. You can also take in a live stage play at the Chattanooga Theatre Center or ride an antique carousel in Coolidge Park. Don’t miss this area!
Written October 1, 2020
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Regina H
6 contributions
Jul 2020
It was a nice evening walk in the evening. Many people began to come over the bridge as the sun went down. It is a nice relaxing stroll with your spouse or friends. However, it ended abruptly as if it was not complete at the end. Construction equipment or closed off, incomplete.
Written August 1, 2020
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Melissa S
6 contributions
May 2021
This bridge looks very old/historic. Love the views of the river and access to Coolidge Park on the other side of downtown. It has character and often street musicians playing. Worth a scenic walk down the riverfront and bridge.
Written May 27, 2021
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Drwlv
Las Vegas, NV27 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
We enjoyed our walk and view from the bridge. Lots of people were out and enjoying the fresh air. There are places to eat easily accessible by foot. Music can be heard from the sidewalk artists. It is a bit strenuous if you have difficult walking, but can do so with assistance. Excellent exercise and fun to see the families and people with pets as well.
Written January 11, 2020
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