The Addison Underbridge reaches more than 1,000 feet long and 16 feet wide. The new "Riverview Bridge" will be the longest pedestrian river bridge in the city of Chicago. It will have an elevation of more than 18 feet to accommodate recreational use of the Chicago River by boaters. Its unobstructed access will also eliminate the need for residents to cross major streets, enhancing pedestrian safety.
The new bridge creates a new segment of the North Branch Trail, which links existing segments in Clark Park to the south and California Park (and onward to Horner Park) to the north. The creation of this publicly accessible open space links major existing parks, creates pedestrian and bicycle access that would otherwise be difficult and dangerous, and fulfills objectives of the Chicago Trails Plan and the Chicago River Corridor Development Plan.