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Dark Island Swinging Bridge

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Address: Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN

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Found this while exploring on bikes rented from the delightful proprietress of "Old But Not Forgotten". Pretty views of the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yvette G
Whitwell, Tennessee
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Whitwell, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this while exploring on bikes rented from the delightful proprietress of "Old But Not Forgotten". Pretty views of the river.

Thank Yvette G
Rockvale, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The swinging bridge was a favorite attraction of our family - especially of our 5-year-old!! It is bouncy, even when walking, and is just good, simple fun. Provides a pretty view of the river and of the fish in it! Walking distance to the Railroad Museum.

Thank jpmorg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty scenery looking down the river from both ways. Very quiet area and peaceful. Reminded me of bridges where I grew up.

Thank THEKID_7
Gaffney, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant stop to stretch. Great view of tubers floating down the river. Worth walking across, just so you can you've done so.

Thank OldPathsFarm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Really neat bridge, Jill welcomed us on to here private property on the other side for a few minutes. Her family must get to meet so many people.

Thank Justin P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Just steps from the road, this old swinging bridge spans the Little Pigeon River in a beautiful location in the heart of Townsend. And, yes, it does swing !! There are limits to the number of persons allowed on the bridge at one time, so you may have a short wait, but it is well worth it.

Thank Dan G
Collins, Mississippi
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a free stop in Townsend where you can enjoy fun on a bouncy picturesque bridge. We enjoyed watching the tube riders below and the beautiful river. Take a few minutes and enjoy this swinging bridge.

Thank JimC68
Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This was one of our favorite stops. Very picturesque area. I want to return when it's warmer and the people are tubing the Little River. This suspension bridge crosses over the Little River and we had so much fun here. It's not much to it.... yet you make it what you want. We made it FUN!!!

Thank judy177
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The swinging bridge is little known to tourists who never venture off the main highway through Townsend. It spans Little River. In summer, you'll have a great view of people floating down on tubes. Get directions to Miss Lily's and you'll find the bridge right across the road, beside Heartland Wedding Chapel.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a nice, picturesque, suspension bridge crossing the stream, to an area that appears to be partly privately owned. It is quaint, and offers nice views up and down stream.

Thank BadgerBob67

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