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Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
+1 423-643-6096
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One of the finest examples of the Phoenix wrought-iron truss bridges that were build between 1884 and 1923.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“north shore” (216 reviews)
“coolidge park” (195 reviews)
“nice walk” (156 reviews)
Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
+1 423-643-6096
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a worthwhile experience to casually stroll across the Tennessee River and enjoy the views and sights of Chattanooga and the surroundings from this old railroad bridge that has been redone as a pedestrian walkway.

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful and easy walk across the Tennessee River from downtown to the North Shore. You can take the free electric shuttle one way and walk the other way or walk both ways. The bridge is very wide and accommodating for walkers, bikers,...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always a stop when in Chattanooga, great views and a good walk . Also good place for people watching .

Thank crabber_12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our over night stop between Chicago and ft myers Florida...had to see a few of the sights in Chattanooga! Love this place and what an awesome bridge that was within walking distance from our hotel.. holiday inn and suites , which was very clean and...More

Thank michaelalls
Reviewed 3 days ago

was nice to walk from one side to the other admiring the view and the river with no car traffic - just walkers, joggers and bikers. In the middle are information panels about the history and seats.

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful end to the day. A nice stroll on a pedestrian bridge. Lots of fun, diverse people watching. A great mix of locals, tourists and buskers. The park on the north side was a wonderful surprise addition.

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed driving across this bridge. I just drove back and forth continuously in amazement of the ingenuity.

1  Thank Caleb M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a walk here with our friends and their kids and it was so fun! We had beautiful weather and the views of the river were awesome!

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

while waiting for Riverfest music show of James Rogers to start ...wife ...daughter and I walked across half the bridge ....warm day but had a breeze from water under us

Thank Markdb061761
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Walnut Street Bridge is a must for all visitors! Family friendly walking experience with great views of the city. It is also a wonderful place to watch sporting events happening on the river!

Thank Debbi A
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Tracey M
I am looking at getting married in October on the Walnut Street Bridge and was just look for advice from others who have gotten married on the bridge. The Parks & Recreation Department is telling me that we can only use one lane of the bridge, which doesn't seem like it will leave a lot of room for chairs and things for our guests. I have seen pictures of weddings on the bridge and it looks like they are using the whole center part of the bridge but that is not what they are telling me I can do so just looking for advice from others who have gotten married there. Thanks.
13 April 2017|
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Response from sunshineforever1955 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't get married there but the bridge is pretty wide. I think you'd just need to find out the dimensions of it and go from there.
Do they have Christmas lights on this bridge this time of year?
18 November 2016|
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Response from Kev K | Reviewed this property |
YES! Great stars utilizing environmentally efficient LED lighting.
Hi! What hotel did you stay at? Also are there shops at the end of the bridge?
2 April 2016|
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Response from Jimmy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several shops and cafés at end of bridge. The bridge goes from downtown to the north shore of Tennessee river. Lots to do. Can even rent bikes and bike all of downtown and north shore. New bike lanes all... More