Ped Suspension Bridge - Riverfront Park - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 33.022 W 082° 35.190
17S E 358007 N 4046166
Quick Description: The 300' wood and cable suspension bridge allow folks to cross the South Fork of the Holston River over onto Long Island.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 7:44:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM4VJ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamTGF
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Long Description:
This pedestrian bridge connects the Riverfront park to Long Island. The latter is a piece of the property still owned by the Cherokee Nation. There is a stone monument at the end of the bridge on the island listing the tribe clans. The bridge can be seen on the Google Earth maps.

Best access is to park in the very small lot for the Riverfront park, walk the paved path to the bridge, and then cross. (Yes, I like to sway the bridge while crossing.)

As of 10/1/2008, the bridge is closed as the city makes $50,000 worth of repairs. Expected reopening date is unknown, but my guess is by early spring.
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