This new pedestrian bridge, crossing the Cumberland River where it bends near Briley and Two Rivers Parkway, is considered a vital link in Nashville's impressive and emerging greenway system. Almost 22 miles of walking and biking trails are now connected, via the new bridge, from MetroCenter north of downtown to Percy Priest Dam. In addition, the new Cumberland River Bridge now connects the 1,150-acre Shelby Bottoms and Park to the 384-acre Two Rivers Park.
Shelby Bottoms and Park contains ballparks, wetlands and a nature center, and lies on the west side of the 745-foot-long bridge. A short tunnel and walkway are located on the east side, crossing under Briley Parkway to Two Rivers Park, with its skate park, golf course and Wave Country waterpark on the Stones River Greenway, which ends at Percy Priest Dam.