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Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga
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Take a walk across the centerpiece of Chattanooga's riverfront, Walnut Street Bridge, one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges. The 724 m (2,376 ft) camelback truss was built in 1890. One side will lead you to the modern, vibrant part of the city, and the other to the famed arts district. Considered to be an extremely old example of its type, the bridge is one of the United States' National Historic Places. Plan your visit to Walnut Street Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Chattanooga itinerary maker.
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  • Bike, run, walk or just gaze at his this beautiful bridge. Set against the Chattanooga River and Azure sky this is certainly a city icon. 
  • In fact, almost all in the header that can be said about it. In December on the bridge hung garlands in the form of snowflakes-in the dark seemed pretty nice.
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  • The Walnut street bridge takes you from near the aquarium and the glass bridge is opposite the side of aquarium near a museum over to a park on The river with other shops and dining options. It was a ...  more »
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  • My girlfriend and I shared a romantic, warm autumn evening walking across the bridge holding hands, enjoying the view from one of the many benches, and listening to some acoustic guitar from an impromptu jam session by a couple of other visitors to the bridge. It was that night I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with that girl. A must see if you are taking a walking tour of downtown Chattanooga.
  • I love the walking bridge. It's a terrific place to hang out for fireworks at various points in the year. They typically have something going on downtown whether it's on the north of south side of the river and the Walnut St bridge is a fun way to get back and forth. You can also get ice cream or food on either side. And boy does that ice cream help on those humid southern days.
  • My friend from Atlanta brought me up to Chattanooga (famous from the Glenn-Miller Song) and we walked over the Walnut Street Bridge which presents you a beautiful view to Chattanooga, to the Tennessee River. Walk down from the bridge where a nice Cafés located and an old Carousel.
  • The bridge is sturdy and is useful for crossing the river on foot. It is much better than swimming and (assuming it is not raining) you don't have to worry about towelling off when you get to the other side. As a bonus, there doesn't appear to be a troll inhabiting this particular bridge.
  • Awesome foot bridge. Was able to get some fantastic shots of the fireworks display. Very cool and historic structure. Great views of the river, city, and surrounding area.