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Walnut Street Bridge
Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street Bridge

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1 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-643-6096
http://www.chattanooga.gov/public-works/parks/directory-of-park-facilities
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The Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee was built in 1890 to connect downtown with the North Shore, which was once a separate city called Hill City. While it started as a bridge for ... Read more
vehicles, repairs and structural changes have turned this 2,376 foot bridge into one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges. An excellent example of the Phoenix wrought iron truss-style bridges of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the bridge is perfect if you are looking for a place to walk and see a beautiful view of the city and the Tennessee River.

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Local from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Please don't leave Chattanooga with out having an evening stroll or bike ride across the bridge to the North Shore. I also suggest the walkway extending by Hunter museum overlook of the river and under the bridge along the riverfront. Especially in the evening or at night.

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This is just a pedestrian walking bridge but it's a great place to take in the scenic beauty of the city.

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Love this bridge. Nice walk connecting both sides of downtown. Awesome in the summer because once you get off the bridge, there is an ice cream place on either side!

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Dalton, Georgia

The best way to see our city is from the Walnut Street bridge. Cross over to visit the North Shore and Coolidge Park.

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Get your own personal view of the city of four bridges! This pedestrian bridge connects the heart of downtown to the bustling north side of Chattanooga, where you can find restaurants, bars, and funky boutique shops.

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Perryville

Every time we visit chattanooga this is a must do . the kids love walking across the bridge and seeing the views then visiting clumpys ice cream shop.

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Carousel Park at the foot of this bridge on Northshore side. Places to eat as well as snack. This is a 'saved' and restored 1800's pedestrian bridge.. directs you to the downtown area from the Northshore to reach both Aquarium, Hunter Museum and Art District.

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we call it the Walking Bridge. Goes from the Art District over to the north Shore. Must Try clumpy's ice cream parlor. they make all there own ice cream...

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Riverview

This Bridge is so Amazing and a sight to see! It's fun to look out onto the city and take a nice stroll to the other side. I loved taking pictures and just walking on this bridge. Definitely recommend this to everyone!

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Local from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walk across the TN River from the North shore to downtown in minutes, scenic view, build great memories

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Hephzibah, Georgia

Walking bridge with historical placards along route. Start near Hunter Art Museum and crosses the Tennessee River to Chattanooga's North Shore and very near Coolidge Park.

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Local from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Nice to bike across and to see the lights shine off the water at night!!!!!!

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Walk out the apartment, take a left and you are on the Walnut Street Bridge! Half a mile from the apartment!!

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One of the largest walking bridges in the US - crossing the picturesque Tennessee River, and great for biking, walking, rollerblading, jogging. Just near the Tennessee Aquarium - there are shops, restaurants, and so much you can walk and do.

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Such a nice bridge. Well-kept and fun to walk across. We love starting at the Tennessee Aquarium or Hunter Museum of Art and walking across to Coolidge Park.

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Melbourne, Florida

The Walnut Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga was built in the late nineteenth century to connect Chattanooga to the north shore area. It was closed in 1978, but reopened as a pedestrian walkway.

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New York City, New York State, USA
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This is a must-visit spot when you're in the area.

The Walnut Street Bridge is an abandoned truss bridge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Nicknamed The People’s Bridge, it spans the Susquehanna River, connecting downtown Harrisburg and City Island. The western section of the bridge, which connected City Island to West Shore, collapsed in 1996 due to flood damage. The eastern section, however, remains open as a popular walkway for visitors.

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Great for exercise and beauty! Good food on either end :)

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Burns, Kansas

History!

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Longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

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