Chattanooga Day Trip

September 7, 2012 History 0 Comments

I took a day trip to Chattanooga almost two weeks ago with my mom. We visited Rock City, the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge and Point Park (and an ice cream place). The bridge and the ice cream were the best part! Not that I didn’t like Rock City – it was geologically fascinating. And the view from Point Park is always nice, especially if you manage to visit on a clear day.

The photo above is of the Hunter Museum of American Art taken from the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge.  The Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge was built in 1890 by the Smith Bridge Company of Toledo, OH. The bridge was closed to motor vehicles in 1978 and was mostly abandoned until the late 80’s. In February 1990 the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places and was eventually renovated.

Walnut Street Bridge & Tennessee River

The Walnut Street Bridge on the left, the edge of the Hunter Museum on the right, and the cylindrical thing just left of center is an art installation marking the former location of an old bluff furnace built in the 1850’s.

Lines and Shadows

Lines and shadows on the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge.

Canon in Point Park

A canon in Point Park and a bit of the view down to the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga.

High Falls in Rock City

The bottom of High Falls in Rock City, TN.