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“Beautiful Bridge with an amazing view of Chattanooga”

Ranked #12 of 148 things to do in Chattanooga
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Bridge with an amazing view of Chattanooga”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We don't walk on this bridge much because it is so busy but when we do the view of downtown Chattanooga. We got some really good pictures of the Aquarium and the Fountain.

Visited March 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place to walk, or just take a stroll”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

One the best ideas I have ever seen to re-awaken an outdated bridge. It is the perfect place to take an exercise walk, or just to take a nice stroll.

Visited May 2014
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Chicago
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2,126 reviews
614 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,246 helpful votes
“The bridge is closed to all but pedestrian and bicycle traffic”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

My wife and I walked across the bridge during a recent visit to Chattanooga. It is worth the time to see it. The bridge is closed to all but pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

From Wikipedia:
The Market Street Bridge, officially referred to as the John Ross Bridge, is a bascule bridge that spans the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Northshore District. It carries North Market Street (formerly designated as U.S. Highway 127), and was named in honor of Cherokee Chief John Ross. The bridge was completed in 1917 at a cost of $1 million. In the mid-1970s, the southern terminus of US-127 was moved several miles north to the intersection of Dayton Boulevard and Signal Mountain Boulevard in the nearby suburb of Red Bank. The bridge closed in 2005 for a renovation, but reopened on August 4, 2007, ahead of its originally scheduled September completion date. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 2010.

Visited May 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Let's walk”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

In my opinion, best place to walk in the city. I like walking on the bridge any time of the year. The views are wonderful.

Visited April 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lots of fun leading to attractions and great times on both sides of the river!”
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Lots of fun leading to both sides of the river! Ice cram shops on both sides, on side has the park and merry to round! Other has the art district with amazing restaurants, or take a stroll down the stairs and hit the aquarium and vaudeville dinner theater!

Visited November 2013
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