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“Beautiful Bridge with an amazing view of Chattanooga”

Walnut Street Bridge
Ranked #12 of 151 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We don't walk on this bridge much because it is so busy but when we do the view of downtown Chattanooga. We got some really good pictures of the Aquarium and the Fountain.

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

One the best ideas I have ever seen to re-awaken an outdated bridge. It is the perfect place to take an exercise walk, or just to take a nice stroll.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife and I walked across the bridge during a recent visit to Chattanooga. It is worth the time to see it. The bridge is closed to all but pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

From Wikipedia:
The Market Street Bridge, officially referred to as the John Ross Bridge, is a bascule bridge that spans the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Northshore District. It carries North Market Street (formerly designated as U.S. Highway 127), and was named in honor of Cherokee Chief John Ross. The bridge was completed in 1917 at a cost of $1 million. In the mid-1970s, the southern terminus of US-127 was moved several miles north to the intersection of Dayton Boulevard and Signal Mountain Boulevard in the nearby suburb of Red Bank. The bridge closed in 2005 for a renovation, but reopened on August 4, 2007, ahead of its originally scheduled September completion date. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 2010.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

In my opinion, best place to walk in the city. I like walking on the bridge any time of the year. The views are wonderful.

2  Thank lovnlife38
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Lots of fun leading to both sides of the river! Ice cram shops on both sides, on side has the park and merry to round! Other has the art district with amazing restaurants, or take a stroll down the stairs and hit the aquarium and vaudeville dinner theater!

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