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.


1

Walkway Over the Hudson

New York


Photo by: Ed Wilson


2

Arkansas River Trail

Arkansas


Photo by: Paul Burrows


3

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Idaho


Photo: Courtesy Robert Ashworth | CC BY 2.0


4

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Iowa and Nebraska


Photo: Courtesy John Carrel | CC BY 2.0


5

Newport Southbank Bridge

Ohio and Kentucky


Photo: Courtesy Morgan Paul | CC BY 2.0


6

High Trestle Trail

Iowa


Photo by: David V. Johnson


7

Big Four Bridge

Indiana and Kentucky


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


8

High Bridge Trail

Virginia


Photo by: weclap


9

Midtown Greenway

Minnesota


Photo: Courtesy Tony Webster | CC BY 2.0


10

Sacramento River Trail

California


Photo: Courtesy Peter Alfred Hess | CC BY 2.0

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