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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. By using our Chattanooga vacation site, you can arrange your visit to Walnut Street Bridge and other attractions in Chattanooga.
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  • Put Chattanooga on your list of places to visit within three hours of Atlanta. It's a lovely city with many sites and activities. Bridge over the river is cute and many residents and tourists alike...  more »
  • Walk across bridge was worth the trip. Views were very nice and adventures on other side made trip worth the walk. Walking into park on other side was very nice.  more »
  • It’s a bridge you walk on…it is a nice walk across and lots to see on water and around. We went from south to north. I liked The historical photos and essays we saw but they were weathered and could....  more »
  • Great relaxing place to visit. Great view of the river. Great safe place to walk. Great place to people watch. Great place to see art displays. When the weather is nice you might even see a street musician or two. The historic bridge is connected with the Tennessee River walkway that connects the restaurants, shops, merry go round and river park with the Hunter art district, shops, restaurants, museums, and tourist attractions like the two aquariums, I-Max Theater, River Duck boat ride, river speed boat ride, river boat cruise, and Children's Science Museum on Chattanooga's South side. I recommend using the free electric shuttle, or renting one of the green bicycles if you find the walk between the sights, and attractions to be more walking than you want to do. Parking in Chattanooga can be scarce but the free electric shuttle makes even distant parking accessible as long as it is near the electric shuttle route. When you visit, you can bring yourself, a date, or the whole family. It is a Great place for everyone!
  • This bridge abruptly became one of the largest cornerstones of my life when I utilized it in one of the best decisions I've ever made in my existence. I took my beautiful girlfriend there, which is where it all began. Under the lights of the sky, I asked her to take a chance on me, and I kissed her next to the water upon that quick yes and gorgeous smile. That bridge captured a portion of my heart and soul, and I'm eternally grateful.
  • Welcome surprise on my first visit here. Loved the shopping area at the end of the bridge and the ice cream shop after shopping. Was greeted by a lovely couple with a literature cart as we stepped off the bridge. Hope to return someday.
  • I really enjoy the bridge! It is right down town with places to eat on both sides of the bridge. There are also shops on either side plus one side has dance steps leading up to the bridge on the side walk! It is well lit up at night and is a great view day or night. Lots of history to learn about while your on the bridge and even more history if you do a little more research. You can expect to hear some street corner musicians and see photographers on or near the bridge! Come enjoy the bridge!
  • A very nice place to go. The best place if you want to relax. Nights and weekends are awesome on the bridge. Two thumbs up!

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