Top 10 Most Beautiful Trail Bridges in the US

A bridge is often the highlight of a trail trip. They can be architectural marvels, offer jaw-dropping views, or resonate with historical significance. Many railroad bridges transformed for pedestrian use do all three. Here’s a list of top pedestrian bridges that are part of rail-trails or other multi-use trails around the country.


Walkway Over the Hudson

New York

Photo by: Ed Wilson


Arkansas River Trail


Photo by: Paul Burrows


Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes


Photo: Courtesy Robert Ashworth | CC BY 2.0


Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Iowa and Nebraska

Photo: Courtesy John Carrel | CC BY 2.0


Newport Southbank Bridge

Ohio and Kentucky

Photo: Courtesy Morgan Paul | CC BY 2.0


High Trestle Trail


Photo by: David V. Johnson


Big Four Bridge

Indiana and Kentucky

Photo: Courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior | CC BY 2.0


High Bridge Trail


Photo by: weclap


Midtown Greenway


Photo: Courtesy Tony Webster | CC BY 2.0


Sacramento River Trail


Photo: Courtesy Peter Alfred Hess | CC BY 2.0

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