RiverEdge Park Pedestrian Bridge sets the tone for historic downtown Aurora

The RiverEdge Park Pedestrian Bridge helps Aurora live up to its “City of Lights” moniker.

The 900-foot curved suspension bridge, which opened last June, features a vibrant color-changing LED system that brings the bridge to life during major events and holidays.

A key part of the city’s master plan to redevelop the downtown historic district, the bridge has a central beam, or “spine”, from which the two lanes cantilever on either side.

The sleek design creates a dynamic crossing that draws attention to the Fox River and the downtown Aurora skyline.

The bridge crosses Blues Island, where exotic plants have been replaced with native plants to form a unique urban wildlife habitat.

The bridge is the embodiment of nature and technology intertwined.

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