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Dark Island Swinging Bridge

Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN
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Short and sweet

A fun quick stop. Not very long or high. Not too bouncy either. Good for a few minutes. Would be... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Vicki F
via mobile
Beautiful View

My husband and I were married at Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel 12 years ago and this bridge... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Crandall, GA
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Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A fun quick stop. Not very long or high. Not too bouncy either. Good for a few minutes. Would be fun too see the tubers go by.

1  Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I were married at Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel 12 years ago and this bridge sits near it. We stood in the middle of the bridge for pictures and the view was quite beautiful from both sides. The water is clear and...More

1  Thank LisaandBruce
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking to do something today so we looked at Trip Advisor and saw this as something to do in Townsend. We went to the bridge and found it very easy to go to on Depot ave off of U.S.321. We had very fun...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My teens love to stay busy, but that can get expensive in the Smokies! I always look for quick and inexpensive (or free) things to do to keep them busy. We stopped by the swinging bridge after dinner at Smokin' Joe's. It was fun to...More

Thank Craft715
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Pretty place to take a walk or kayak, fish,swim go tubing etc LOVE TOWNSEND the quiet side of the smokies

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

You must go on this bridge. It is great and neat. Kids will love it. Only 4 people though at a time can go across.

Thank ChristineBrown92
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We tried to use the map included in the Townsend Heritage Trail to find this place. Yikes! That map needs help. When we did find the bridge, we were delighted. It crosses a very pretty section of the river. There's enough sway in the bridge...More

1  Thank hawrivergal
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We just happened to find this by mistake. Not much to do but walk across the bridge and at the end of it is Private property so you turn around and go back. We did enjoy all the locks that love birds had attached to...More

Thank 44tracyc
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Not worth a special trip for, but if you happen to be staying in Townsend it's a neat little 5 minute diversion. Gives you a nice view of the creek with the tubers floating by.

Thank AdvByFigment
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Didn't go across as it sways and have vertigo but the photos from all angles are great. Nice little out of way thing to do.

Thank psam6
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