Erected in 1890, the Walnut Street Bridge was the first to connect Chattanooga's downtown with the North Shore. ... More
Walnut Street Bridge
Erected in 1890, the Walnut Street Bridge was the first to connect Chattanooga's downtown with the North Shore. Structural modifications have been made to turn the bridge into what is now a pedestrian walkway. The 1/2-mile span is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world and very popular among local residents. Providing spectacular views of Coolidge Park, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Riverfront, the bridge is available for weddings and special events.
We just walked the bridge last weekend and yes it was a little hot but with a breeze we made it...happy to see the shaved ice vendor on the north shore! It was a great opportunity, beautiful park and great carousel, and all so inexpensive! Something I'll definitely do on the next time to Chattanooga!
We were in the downtown area and decided to walk across the bridge and checkout he shops on the other side. Unfortunately my camera battery had died our we would have had some of the best pictures of the whole trip on that bridge. The view of Coolidge Park is really good as well as the river and downtown.
I use to work near the Walnut St Bridge and I would walk at lunchtime everyday. Sometimes I would walk again when I got off work. Now I am farther out and don't get there as often as I would like but I could not think of a better way to enjoy the day. I love the view and passing people that you can tell are enjoying life!I am praying that God will grant me favor and move me to this area. It is where I feel the happiest and at peace.
This is such a fun place in Chattanooga. It's wonderful for exercise, but there are also great little ecclectic shops and restaurants on the other side of the bridge across from the aquarium. Plus, the park below the bridge is outstanding and so much fun in the summer. The kids love the water features and the carousel. Must do it! Eat lunch at the Mud Pie! Yum!!!
Even though the scenery is great and the views spectacular, I was a slightly uncomfortable with the number of obviously homeless people sitting along the walkway, others drinking from bottles in brown paper bags, and were even approached for a handout. And this was in the middle of the afternoon during the week. Being from Chicago this was not a new experience for us, just didn't expect it here.
I ask my girlfriend to marry me on that bridge. Lucky me she said yes. I will never forget it. It is breath taking and very nice at night as well. If you go through Chattanooga don't miss this attraction.
P.S. Take Your Camera.
It is my (Cheryl) favorite place to go, at anytime, feel safe..and to just see the most beautiful scenery all around it. And since the new things under it, around it..in the city, ect r just fabulous. We have lived here for 10 years, and love it every year more and more. Keep it up. We LOVE IT!!!
Cheryl & William Morden
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