On the city’s North Side, construction began this month on a new 1,000-foot curving bridge over the Chicago River.

Titled 312 RiverRun, the project is part of a nearly 2-mile jogging path between Addison Street and Irving Park Avenue linking parks and other recreational facilities.

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Work will be divided into two phases and is planned to be complete by late 2019 with work taking place over the winter as weather permits.

The funding for the $25.7 million project is from federal, state and local sources.

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The bridge and path are a huge step toward creating a continuous system of trails along the river.

A special feature of the Riverview bridge portion of the path is a more than 1,000-foot winding section that crosses the Chicago River just north of Addison Street and the bridge will have an 18-foot clearance for boats.

New Chicago River bridge to be longer than three football fields Epstein rendering