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Dark Island Swinging Bridge

Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN
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Good time killer

While on vacation, some of our family that live here brought us to see the bridge since it's not a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony S
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Nice stop

We went see and walk on the bridge. It was pretty cool. People leave padlocks on it with their... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Brian B
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Old State Highway 73 & Depot Avenue, Townsend, TN
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"private property"
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"little river"
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"railroad museum"
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"wedding chapel"
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"short stop"
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"view of the river"
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"stretch your legs"
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"both sides"
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"nice stop"
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"a lot of fun"
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"tubers"
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"bouncy"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on vacation, some of our family that live here brought us to see the bridge since it's not a thing in south louisiana. It's a nice view of the river and often times there are people tubing in the river while you are walking...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We went see and walk on the bridge. It was pretty cool. People leave padlocks on it with their names and dated on them although we didn't.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

The bridge is really a lot of fun to cross, The river is beautiful and we loved the talk with a local! (but once on the other side you can't really exit the bridge to private property)

1  Thank 11MLB11
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Short and quick stop here, it’s nice place to get out of the car and stretch your legs, then take couple of pictures.

1  Thank allcurves
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Reviewed August 20, 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.

2  Thank Vicki F
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Reviewed August 12, 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 LSuddeth
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Reviewed July 2, 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

2  Thank FLWOOKIE
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Reviewed June 8, 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
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed June 2, 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
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