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

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Not much too it, but it is free!

This is a nifty swinging bridge, but it goes over to a privately owned spot, so one walks across, walks back, and you are done. We spent longer walking to it (from the also free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a nifty swinging bridge, but it goes over to a privately owned spot, so one walks across, walks back, and you are done. We spent longer walking to it (from the also free lumber museum) than on it.

Thank GeorgiaGal09
Dahlonega, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We just randomly found this while waiting to go get lunch in town. It was a pretty cool bridge, but I wouldn't list it as an attraction. Beautiful river view and the bridge is nice and jiggly if that's what you're looking for. We noticed several locks that people had etched names or initials on (like small padlocks or combination... More 

Thank Chanda H
Terre Haute, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Although the bridge was interesting, it was also run-down. It did look like someone had draped lights across it, but as we visited during the day I'm not sure if they were actually working. That being said, it was a decent stop, and my six kids (ages 2-16) seemed to like it enough. Overall, I was not impressed, however.

Thank Jeepluver1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Loves the Swinging Bridge!!! It is very awesome and a lot more scary than I thought!! Haha!! The river below and the scenery was beautiful!!!!

Thank Diana W
Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

So romantic. History lover's will love this. When we went no one else was there and its peaceful. He found this bridge years back and surprised me on my birthday by taking me here.

Thank BStinnett
Ten Mile, Tennessee
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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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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 

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