Construction Update
Linear Riparian Park Takes Shape Along the Chicago River

Chicago’s newest linear park is piecing together nicely along the North Branch of the Chicago River.  Avondale Spy Joel sent in photographs showing construction progress on the 312 RiverRun.

When complete, the serpentine bridge will fly for two miles over the river and under West Addison Street to connect Clark Park with California Park.

You can see how a great arc of bridge rises and curves over the river.  Epstein, its designer, hopes that in a few seasons, nature will reclaim the riparian space next to the concrete pathway and provide greenery and shade both over and under this project.

Location: 2700 West Addison Street, Irving Park

Author: Editor

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