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.
Walnut Street Bridge Reviews
Great walk with great views! Also very convenient to others attractions, shops and restaurants. Also had access to parks along the riverfront. more »
Park in the cheap ($.50/30 min) paid parking spots, grab lunch, go for a stroll and get some ice cream afterwards. Wonderful for kids since there is plenty of space to roam about. more »
Great views from this bridge. It has been restored and reworked a few times with fundraising efforts. There are events for gathering on the bridge, arts, wine, beer etc. Wooden deck bridge with walks on each side. Plenty of benches for sitting and looking out over the river and at the city. There are running events that use this as one of the bridge paths across the river. Great overlook for Coolidge Park on the north shore.
The Walnut Street bridge is an essential part of Chattanooga life, both for residents and tourists. Nearly 30 years ago, the city was catching the wave of its transformation into one of the premier tourist destinations in the southeast and this bridge was an essential part. A former railroad bridge, the community converted it into a pedestrian bridge that spans just under half a mile, connecting the North shore and the Bluff. The bridge is free to use and is wheelchair accessible. Parking, however, is tough for folks who need accessibility. Do bring bikes, scooters, and kids, but be thoughtful as there are lots of folks. Spare some change and a thought too for the buskers who often make the walk more pleasant.
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