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Construction of new addition to Riverwalk to begin

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Construction of the latest addition to Chattanooga's popular Riverwalk is set to begin soon.

A joint effort by Hamilton County and the city of Chattanooga will add three miles to the path, extending from Ross's Landing to the St. Elmo.

The new addition will be 12-feet wide, lighted and will feature outdoor art and historical displays, according to a news release from Hamilton County.

The project will pass through former and current industrial properties, and brownfields that have stood as obstacles to public access and treat users of the new path to views of Lookout Mountain, Moccasin Bend, and the Tennessee River along the new route.  

The Tennessee Riverpark has a long history of development along the riverfront, the new addition to Riverwalk may help in the development of South Broad district.

Funding for the project comes from state and federal sources, and a match from City and County governments, along with donations from foundations, corporations, and private individuals.  

The Hamilton County Development Department helped raise over $16 million for the effort.  The architectural firm of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon furnished design services, and Thomas Brothers Construction is building the latest addition.

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