The Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge is a beautiful new amenity at Shelby Farms Park that connects trail systems in the Park with the Wolf River Greenway and adjacent neighborhoods.
The bridge is part of the ever-expanding network of connections linking visitors to the Park and to Shelby Farms Greenline, which connects to Midtown Memphis. To view our new video of the trail that connects the Wolf River Bridge to the Greenline, click here.
The 200-foot long pedestrian and cycling bridge features a steel-truss span and is located about a mile upstream from the Walnut Grove Bridge, near where Shady Grove Road meets Humphreys Boulevard.
The bridge, design features 12-foot custom wood decking that shapes the views that walkers, cyclists and others will get as they cross the Wolf River. Toward the north side of the bridge, the plank siding of the deck gradually falls away to convey greater views and a sensation of crossing the river and being lifted into the woods. The strategic and poetic design was prepared by James Corner Field Operations--the Park's Master Plan design firm--and serves to dramatize the experience of entering the Park.
The bridge connects not only with paved trails, but the primitive trails through the forest in the Lucius Birch State Natural Area.
Celebrating the ribbon cutting in December of 2010.