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Walnut Street Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Six-span through truss bridge over the Tennessee River on Walnut Street in Chattanooga
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1889-91
Builders
- Edwin Thacher
- Neely Smith & Co.
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
From south to north:
Two pin-connected, 10-panel Pennsylvania through trusses, each 210 feet long
Three pin-connected, 16-panel Pennsylvania through trusses, each 320 feet long
One pin-connected, 10-panel Pennsylvania through truss, 210 feet long
Wrought-iron curved viaduct, 780 feet long
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 320.0 ft.
Total length: 2,370.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1990
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.05817, -85.30729   (decimal degrees)
35°03'29" N, 85°18'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654360/3880803 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chattanooga
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90000300 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 32555 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • August 21, 2006: Posted all new photos

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Walnut Street Bridge
Posted April 5, 2007, by Anonymous

This bridge is a popular spot for college students from UTC as well as Lee University who are looking for a romantic setting for a walk with a date.