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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  • You can walk over this old bridge which is made of woo. It gives you good views of the river and the museums.  more »
  • Lovely walk to the north shore, where there are a number of interesting artsy stores to pop into. Great conversion into a pedestrian walkway, this is an attractive destination activity in downtown Cha...  more »
  • Can't beat the price or the view. See Chattanooga from this outstanding point of view. Standing over the beautiful Tennessee River framed by one of the worlds finest aquariums, art museum, and public ...  more »
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  • A great bridge to walk across. Do both ways. Love the dog at the end. Make sure to take your picture with him. Something to do that is free in the city.
  • Gorgeous bridge, very cold when we went. Lots of people walking and riding bikes. Would recommend to go during the day or when the sun is about to go down. Parking can become quite pricey (would recommend the day pass). Just be cautious of the weather when you go it can get a lot cooler on the bridge because of the water.
  • 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.
  • Love it here. Love to walk and you have people of all ages around it's very nice
  • 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!
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