SPARTA – The Upper Cumberland is known for its areas of natural beauty. Visitors of Sparta’s South Carter Street Park will now have a new way to enjoy one of those – the Calfkiller River – thanks to a pedestrian bridge built by Cookeville’s J. Cumby Construction.
The 135-foot-long bridge is part of a walking path the City of Sparta is developing along the river. J. Cumby Construction recently completed work on the bridge, which included supplying, assembling and setting the pre-engineered pieces in place.
“The Calfkiller River is a highly visited attraction for a number of reasons,” Justin Cumby, president of J. Cumby Construction, said. “This new pedestrian bridge will allow park visitors to cross the river safely as they continue sightseeing or exercising along the Calfkiller.”
J. Cumby Construction submitted the winning bid for the project, $386,000, in April, according to the Sparta Expositor. The Calfkiller River walking trail system was designed to make the river more assessable to the public; the city did receive a grant for $176,000 to cover some of the cost.