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Sat July 21, 2012
Rockford's riverwalk is under way
A major part of Rockford’s new river-walk opened Friday. Local officials cut the ribbon on the $7.5-million project while trumpets blared.
The walkway is behind Riverfront Museum Park: a soaring cable bridge and terrace-area make up what the museum park’s Holli Connell calls a “bridge to fun.”
As manager of Riverfront Museum Park, I feel very proud to say that we have a river’s view at the museum with a park-like setting. It’s fabulous.
Before taking his own family on a trip across the bridge, Rockford mayor Larry Morrissey said the bridge was a “great moment of pride” for the city and will “stand for generations to come.”
The state contributed nearly three-and-a-half million dollars to the project.