Having fallen into disrepair decades ago, the Walnut Street Bridge was renovated and given a new lease on life by Chattanooga citizens, becoming an iconic historic structure for residents and tourists

Such an attraction isn't cheap, though. The bridge will receive a $14 million rehabilitation over the next five years, and officials are proposing a $4.05 million light system on top of that in this year's capital budget — a $2 million increase from the city's original cost prediction in March.

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