Tennessee Aquarium Footbridge, Chattanooga

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    Bridgepixing the Tennessee Aquarium Footbridge, Downtown Chattanooga, on the banks of the Tennessee River. Additional Bridge Photos and Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com.

    The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee is the largest freshwater aquarium in the world. The original "River Journey" facility is organized around the theme of "the story of the river", following the path of a raindrop from high in the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. Approximately 2/3 of the walk the facility's display follows this theme, with the rest given over to smaller aquatic exhibits hosting organisms from around the world. The self-guided tour takes visitors through three living forests exhibits that teem with life above and below the water’s surface. Along the way, visitors see thousands of animals like free-flying song birds, snapping turtles, sandbar and sand tiger sharks, stingrays, river otters, moray eels and colorful reef fish.

    The new facility, opened in April 2005, ostensibly follows the theme of an "Ocean Journey", though with much less consistency than the original. However this facility does include more 'user-friendly' displays, such as a large shark and ray 'touch tank', large macaws, a butterfly garden with South American species on constant display, as well as the very large ocean tank itself. Other visitor favorites include the "Boneless Beauties" gallery where guests enjoy invertebrates like jellyfish, cuttlefish, giant Pacific octopus and Japanese spider crabs. An even newer 16,000 gallon penguin exhibit, with ten macaroni and ten gentoo penguins, which opened May 3, 2007. (Wikipedia)

    kennyferguson, pbo31, goldygates, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. pbo31 109 months ago | reply

      my hometown! ...nice.

    2. Mrs. Terry 108 months ago | reply

      Very nice. I like its' unique shape and the wide-angled view of it you took.

    3. Amie V 90 months ago | reply

      That is awesome! I did not even see that bridge when I was Chattanooga ever so briefly. I want to go back just to see this now. :)

    4. Oboe panda 85 months ago | reply

      Nice photo! I walk around here about once a week when I get tired of the UTC campus and take a stroll downtown.

    5. djzippy 75 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100,000 Photographs of Chattanooga, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. the barnes three 68 months ago | reply

      My husband and I were engaged on this bridge in 1997, love the photo!

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