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Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Breath taking views of the city, river, and mountains. A short walk takes you over the water into downtown Chattanooga. Very pretty and romantic. The little ones liked the walk. 
  • This bridge has a lot of history behind it. Some proud, and some dark. With that being said the Walnut St bridge provides a great link between the North Shore, and downtown Chattanooga. Being nearly 1...  read more »
  • A really great place to walk and view the river and her boat traffic. There are numerous benches you can sit a spell , so relaxing. There is a bicycle path and you can rent a bike nearby. When you cro...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A beautiful view of the city, a well maintained bridge, and even street performers. A quintessential Chattanoogan experience.
  • Great place for scenic photos, good lighting and a great view. Never any trash left on the bridge, very clean and family friendly. One of the best places to go for a walk, if you want to walk over the river instead of beside it.
  • Always a lovely stroll with scenic views. Easy access and plenty of parking nearby on either side of the bridge.
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