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Dark Island Swinging Bridge

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Address: Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN

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Swinging bridge

If you have never been on a swinging bridge I suggest you stop and take a walk across. The property on the other side is private so when you get to the end turn around. Make sure... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Mary K J
Townsend, Tennessee
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Festus, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This swinging bridge is just a fun thing to do. You can walk on it, take pictures and look at the river and that's about it! It is close to the Little River Railroad Museum.

Thank jdck
Townsend, Tennessee
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you have never been on a swinging bridge I suggest you stop and take a walk across. The property on the other side is private so when you get to the end turn around. Make sure you do not park in the road or on private property. Miss Lilly's across the street has a parking lot and seem to... More 

Thank Mary K J
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautiful view of the Little River. No admission fee, easy access. Bridge is stable, but of course, it's not for everyone.

Thank ckincaiddu
Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way to dinner and let the kids run across. Appears to lead to private property. Stop if you need to kill some time with the kids. Otherwise, there's not much to see here!

Thank familytraveler447
Athens, Alabama
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383 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I thought all the swinging bridges in the area from when I was a kid were all long gone. Fortunately when I mentioned it to the lady at the Little River Railroad Museum she told me about this one that was not only still standing but maintained by the city and safe and usable. What a blast into the past... More 

1 Thank coastermeister
Whitwell, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Found this while exploring on bikes rented from the delightful proprietress of "Old But Not Forgotten". Pretty views of the river.

Thank Yvette G
Rockvale, TN
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The swinging bridge was a favorite attraction of our family - especially of our 5-year-old!! It is bouncy, even when walking, and is just good, simple fun. Provides a pretty view of the river and of the fish in it! Walking distance to the Railroad Museum.

Thank jpmorg
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Pretty scenery looking down the river from both ways. Very quiet area and peaceful. Reminded me of bridges where I grew up.

Thank THEKID_7
Gaffney, South Carolina
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A pleasant stop to stretch. Great view of tubers floating down the river. Worth walking across, just so you can you've done so.

1 Thank OldPathsFarm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Really neat bridge, Jill welcomed us on to here private property on the other side for a few minutes. Her family must get to meet so many people.

Thank Justin P

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