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Review of Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge
Ranked #14 of 32 things to do in Townsend
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United States
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We love finding places that the ordinary traveler wouldn't find. This certainly met that description! We parked at the Kinzel Springs Century 21 office and crossed the road. The entire family loved this unique experience!

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Townsend, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love this bridge. But be careful of the fast traffic. I stood and watched the water flow until I felt like I was moving with the water. One early morning I watched a young black bear in the water.

Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Wendy M
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Temple
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Kinzel Springs Bridge is best Freebie in town!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Awesome bridge! Follow tips for directions to residential area off Cameron Road, or another option is to park directly across the road at Kinzel Spring Century 21 (on Lamar Alexander Parkway...and they have a lovely pond & waterfall in back). Only downside to the "direct" option is you must watch traffic carefully before crossing. Fun to walk across this cool bridge, and you may see tubers below.

Visited June 2014
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Springfield, Tennessee
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849 reviews
552 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 669 helpful votes
“One of two in Townsend...the hardest to find”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Townsend, Tennessee has no less than two swinging bridges. The Dark Island one is easy to find being near town and the one you float under on most Little river tube floats. This one is not so easy to find. One end is on the private property of a retreat and the other end is on Hwy. 321 hidden mostly behind bushes. It is across the street from the Kinsel Springs realty office and their parking lot is the only safe place to park. The you take you chances crossing Hwy. 321 to get to it. Like all swinging bridges, it is fun to cross and finding it can be much like a scavenger hunt. If you are visiting Townsend, which I do frequently for the quiet solitude and fun river it offers, check out both.

Visited May 2014
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Cape Coral, Florida
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fun to visit.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Fun to walk across . Not much on the other side. Seems strong enough to walk over. The water is shallow ok for a few photos.

Visited October 2013
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