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TENNESSEE -
(RIVERPARK GREENWAY) - HAMILTON COUNTY - CHATTANOOGA, TN -
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RIVERPARK- CHATTANOOGA- TENNESSEE 1997 - 2006

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TENNESSEE RIVERPARK GREENWAY

The Riverpark Trail along Chattanooga's waterfront and ending at Chickamauga Dam, a distance of about 8 miles, is a visual masterpiece.  As your chief explorer and creator of this web site, I can attest that this is one of the most pleasurable bicycle rides that I can remember.  Everything about the Riverpark Trail is first class with an endless variety of sights along its way.  If you start at Ross Landing, downtown, expect a sharp climb to the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge, and afterwards only minor hills will confront your progress all the way to the Dam.

One of the unique attributes to of this trail is the many historic markers that allows the user to merge with the past and drift back into different times.  As you follow the trail on this site, links will transport you back into these different times to enjoy and savor.  So, hop on the bicycle, put on the running shoes, or just plan a slow walk and lets get started.  We'll begin where Riverpark starts... just west of Ross Landing,  and work our way to its end at Chickamauga Dam.

 

0  BEGIN TRAIL  (MILE 0.0)
WHERE THE TRAIL BEGINS THE TRAIL BECKONS BOAT RAMP
MARINE MAX BOAT DOCK

 

1  OLGIATI BRIDGE (MILE 0.2)
OLGIATI BRIDGE  (Highway 27)
In the 1950's, plans were put forward for the creation of a four-lane highway bridge that could serve the downtown area's increasing traffic problems.  Begun in 1955, the Olgiati Bridge required not only a new structure across the Tennessee, but also a new highway near the downtown area.  This new highway required the leveling of Cameron Hill (which, though many protested, was shortened over 150 feet) and the relocation of the residents of Blue Goose Hollow, on the flank of Cameron Hill.  The bridge was completed late in 1959 and stood as the fifth river crossing to service the Chattanooga area.
OLGIATI BRIDGE WHERE THE ACTION IS... PLAYGROUND
ROSS'S LANDING MARINA
COCA-COLA STAGE

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201 Riverfront Parkway
Pier 2
Climate controlled cruising for up to 500 passengers
Sightseeing and dinner cruises available
Features the "Chapel on the River" for weddings

SOUTHERN BELLE RIVERBOAT

 

2  ROSS LANDING/TENNESSEE AQUARIUM

 

3  MARKET STREET BRIDGE (MILE 0.6)

 

4  WALNUT STREET BRIDGE (MILE 0.7)

 

5  BLUFF VIEW ART DISTRICT

 

6  HUNTER MUSEUM (MILE 0.8)
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Site of Battery Smartt.  Confederate Work General Cheatham's Division.

Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View
Museum’s site was a Cherokee holy place
Civil War battery’s for both the Union and Confederate armies located on the hill
Mansion that houses collection once owned by Coca-Cola magnate George Thomas Hunter
Bluff Furnace archeological site beside museum
Host of more than 30 touring art shows each year
One of finest permanent collections of 18th, 19th, and 20th century art in the Southeast
Sculpture, paintings, contemporary glass and more
Major exhibits: Audubon prints form 1800’s
Admission charged

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART     

GRASS SKIRT EXTRA LARGE III SANCTUARY BOREAL
LARGO PREGNANT WHALE D'A-LAL V-X-II

 

7 RIVER GALLERY (MILE 1.0)
BOCCE BALL     BLUFF VIEW INN

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411 East Second St
Rooms available in three restored early 1900’s homes  
Located in Chattanooga’s Bluff View Art District
Complimentary gourmet breakfast served

BLUFF VIEW INN

RENAISSANCE COMMONS

FINE ART   BLUFF VIEW

201 High St
One of the world’s great collections of antique glass on display
Collection assembled by Anna Safley Houston
Houston born in late 1800’s
Her eccentricity earned her nickname of "Antique Annie"
Estimates range from 5 to 10 or more husbands for Annie
She slept alone on a cot surrounded by her collection
Annie was obsessed with the desire to add to her antiques
Houston died 1951
The entire collection was left for the enjoyment of the people of Chattanooga
Admission charged

HOUSTON MUSEUM

 

RIVER GALLERY SCULPTURE GARDEN
The Harry Scott Probasco family came from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to settle in Chattanooga in 1884.  The family profession originally was millwork until beginning in the trust and bond business, American National Bank and Trust being the end product.  In 1938 Scott Livingston Probasco gave this plot to the City of Chattanooga to make a park.  In 1992 Scott Livingston Probasco, Jr and his sisters gave the City of Chattanooga permission for River Gallery Sculpture Garden to be developed.

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION

PEG TOP PRECIPICE STAR WALKING JACKMAN
PRODIGAL SON RIVER FENCE BORSIPPA
VERTICAL PARALLELOGRAM PYLON UCELLO
THE SOURCE OF FISH WALKING JACKMAN ICARUS AUDUBON WATCHER MY BLACK BELT

 

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