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Walnut Street Bridge

1 Walnut St., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 USA

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Mon 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
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“the worlds longest pedestrian bridge in the world”

Erected in 1891, the Walnut St. Bridge is the world's longest pedestrian bridge. It connects downtown Chattanooga to the north shore. It is a favorite of residents and visitors alike. Now dog friendly! For reservation information, call 311. Built in 1890, the 2,376 feet (724 m) Walnut Street Bridge was the first to connect Chattanooga, Tennessee's downtown with the North Shore. According to a plaque on the bridge, Edwin Thacher was the chief engineer for the bridge. The bridge's superstructure was assembled by the Smith Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio, which was a prolific late 19th-century bridge builder. The bridge's substructure was constructed by Neeley, Smith, and Company of Chattanooga. Most of the parts for the bridge were manufactured by Manly Jail Works of Dalton, Georgia and then shipped to the site by rail. The bridge's main spans are pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss spans. The top chord of these truss spans are configured in five sections, making the spans similar to the Camelback truss design. The bridge is historically significant as an extremely long and old example of its type; according to the Historic American Engineering Record: "The bridge was apparently the first non-military highway bridge across the Tennessee River.

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energybarbershop

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July 03, 2020
Rated 5.0

Incredible experience and views! One of the coolest place you can get an amazing picture! I really fell in love with Chattanooga

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June 27, 2017
Rated 5.0

It is a lovely walk at night...great views of the city.

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Walnut Street Bridge

1 Walnut St.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
37403 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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