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“One of two in Townsend...the hardest to find”
Review of Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge
Ranked #14 of 32 things to do in Townsend
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Springfield, Tennessee
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852 reviews
552 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 669 helpful votes
“One of two in Townsend...the hardest to find”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Townsend, Tennessee has no less than two swinging bridges. The Dark Island one is easy to find being near town and the one you float under on most Little river tube floats. This one is not so easy to find. One end is on the private property of a retreat and the other end is on Hwy. 321 hidden mostly behind bushes. It is across the street from the Kinsel Springs realty office and their parking lot is the only safe place to park. The you take you chances crossing Hwy. 321 to get to it. Like all swinging bridges, it is fun to cross and finding it can be much like a scavenger hunt. If you are visiting Townsend, which I do frequently for the quiet solitude and fun river it offers, check out both.

Visited May 2014
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Cape Coral, Florida
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fun to visit.”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Fun to walk across . Not much on the other side. Seems strong enough to walk over. The water is shallow ok for a few photos.

Visited October 2013
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Champaign, Illinois
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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Visit in the morning”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

If you are a photographer take some time to visit this bridge in the early morning. The fog in the fall is most engaging.

Visited October 2013
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“simple swinging bridge”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Simply, a swinging bridge. A little difficult to find. Walk across and back, that's it. Got a couple nice photos. Peaceful setting over the river.

Visited August 2013
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“Nice peaceful little spot on,the river”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

this is a cute little spot by the river in Townsend it is a very private place not many people around

Visited July 2013
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