Wes Davis Greenway
The City received a transportation enhancement grant from the State of Tennessee in 1996 to construct a pedestrian and bike trail from Anderson Street to Melrose Street. The 2,800-foot trail was dedicated in honor of longtime city leader Wes Davis. The trail is built on a former rail bed.
Along this trail are 2 footbridges which cross over the creek. The northern bridge is an old railroad trestle which measures 120 feet long by 14 feet wide. This trestle was redone with new footboards and a handrail. The other is a 7 by 109-foot Steadfast steel and wooden bridge bought to replace an old trestle that had been removed. It is illuminated by 32 5-globe old style lights. The lights are cast aluminum with plastic globes on concrete pillars.
Along the trail are 2 expanded metal plastic coated benches with backs and two 20-gallon expanded metal plastic coated trash cans.
The original Pullman passenger train car named for Bristol is on display. This car is 85 feet long and 10 feet wide. The exterior was removed and the metal infrastructure was repaired in the 1990s. There is also a Norfolk-Southern caboose on display.
Signage & Seating
The signage for the Greenway consists of a 15-foot 9-inch by 3-foot 9-inch metal reproduction of the train engine that pulled the Bristol car. The identification sign for the Greenway is a wooden 16 by 2-foot sign which sits in a block flower bed illuminated by 2 spotlights and 2 single globe old style, cast aluminum pole lights. There is a small sitting area paying tribute to Wes Davis, with 2 benches and a plaque.
This Greenway and amenities are in good condition. There are several sections of split rail fencing that need replacement and there are some erosion issues behind the train cars.