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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  • Weather didn’t allow us to stay long but the bridge is pedestrian friendly so you can walk to the other side of the Tennessee River. Cool experience!  more »
  • It was a nice walk. It was chilly and overcast the day we went. Parking is convenient, though you do have to pay the meter. It's right off the main road which has restaurants, coffee shops, and lovely...  more »
  • A great place for a leisurely stroll across the Tennessee River and back. It is peaceful, with no cars, and the views of the city are great.  more »
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  • Great free attraction in Chattanooga. Everyone who visits this city should walk across this bridge both ways. I recommend early morning for a walk when it is less crowded, or holidays. Great views of the river. We walked it the morning of Thanksgiving day.
  • Can you believe they wanted to tear this bridge down in the 70s? I'm glad the city leaders at the time had a vision for it. It's now pedestrian and bike only. There are some interpretive plaques and benches near the middle, but otherwise it's just a wide, wooden walkway. Take the free shuttle to the north shore, then walk back to downtown!
  • One of my favorite spots in Chattanooga. I have run races on this bridge, walked across with my family, spent a date night here, had family photos made here, pet SO many dogs and I even saw wedding once as I ran by. It holds a lot of history for the city and many personal memories for the people who live and work here as well.
  • A great historical pedestrian bridge. Was fun to walk across. Lots of pigeons! Plenty of places to sit and rest if you need to.
  • This is such a neat bridge. Beautiful views. Pleasant walk. Takes you to amazing places no matter which side your On! The electric shuttle (which is free) can be boarded just about a block from the aquarium , which is just down the hill from the brigde,and take you all the way to the Choo choo. Around the corner is a fun glass pedestrian bridge that takes you to the hunter museum On the other side of the bridge is a neat little area with great food and cute little shops . Great neighborhoods on each side of this bridge

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