The bridge was built and designed in Oregon and delivered piece-by-piece to Folsom, where it was assembled. One of the largest cranes on the west coast was called in to lift the 80,000-pound bridge into it's final spot spanning the ravine.
The trail is named after Johnny Cash ahead of the 50th anniversary of his historic concert at Folsom Prison, which happened on January 13, 1968.
When the trail finally opens on Oct. 14, the trail will be the latest addition to an extensive network of nearly 50 miles of trails throughout the region. "It is making a linkage from the historic district of Folsom all the way to Folsom Lake, where you have options to go up to Placer County and El Dorado County within our multi-jurisdictional system," Folsom parks and recreation director Robert Goss said.
The third phase of the project includes eight art pieces that will be added along the route, all a tribute to Cash and his music.
"It is something very unique and very different you are not going to find anywhere on a typical bike trail in a community," Goss said. The artwork and installation is expected to cost around $650,000. Proceeds from the opening day events will be set aside to fund the artwork.
Opening day events on Oct. 14 include a community bike ride, a 10K run and a 4.2-mile run, along with a dinner on the bridge.
For more information on the Johnny Cash Trail and upcoming events and maps, click here.
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