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Address: Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN

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Swinging Bridge

If you have never experienced a swinging bridge this one is a good size to start with. The plus is the view of The Little River. If your really lucky, you might get to experience... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Mary K J
Townsend, Tennessee
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Townsend, Tennessee
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

If you have never experienced a swinging bridge this one is a good size to start with. The plus is the view of The Little River. If your really lucky, you might get to experience the unnatural man made yellow hatch😱😱👎

1 Thank Mary K J
Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's neat enough and it's free, so plan on spending about 5-10 minutes and check it out. I made it part way across, but realized that it looked a bit run down, so I turned back. My boyfriend went further, but also had the same thoughts. Hopefully, there is funding somewhere and they will be able to repair it.

Thank Naila123
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148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This is a nifty swinging bridge, but it goes over to a privately owned spot, so one walks across, walks back, and you are done. We spent longer walking to it (from the also free lumber museum) than on it.

Thank GeorgiaGal09
Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We just randomly found this while waiting to go get lunch in town. It was a pretty cool bridge, but I wouldn't list it as an attraction. Beautiful river view and the bridge is nice and jiggly if that's what you're looking for. We noticed several locks that people had etched names or initials on (like small padlocks or combination... More 

Thank Chanda H
Terre Haute, Indiana
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Although the bridge was interesting, it was also run-down. It did look like someone had draped lights across it, but as we visited during the day I'm not sure if they were actually working. That being said, it was a decent stop, and my six kids (ages 2-16) seemed to like it enough. Overall, I was not impressed, however.

Thank Jeepluver1
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Loves the Swinging Bridge!!! It is very awesome and a lot more scary than I thought!! Haha!! The river below and the scenery was beautiful!!!!

Thank Diana W
Sevierville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

So romantic. History lover's will love this. When we went no one else was there and its peaceful. He found this bridge years back and surprised me on my birthday by taking me here.

Thank BStinnett
Ten Mile, Tennessee
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Make sure you turn left after bridge, hidden between houses , but enjoyed walking across, nice view of stream. Met 90 year old man reliving memories of this area as was his childhood home.

1 Thank TheFrog1
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126 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This bridge can be a bit hard to see, it will take you from Hwy 321 across the river over to the little road [Old Walland Hwy] that meanders along the river from Townsend to Maryville. It is primarily used by the residents that live along the river on Old Walland Hwy [at least as I understand it] I have... More 

Thank woodlandartist
Eldersburg, Maryland
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83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Not much room to park at this one; right across the road from a realtors office. This was fine for a quick stop; the bridge is getting a little overgrown and some of the boards are coming up. Check it out if you are driving past; not worth a special trip.

Thank DillonM1905

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