Back in July, when the birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and we were all dreaming of a Phillies parade, we wrote about the commencement of construction on the Schuylkill River Park Connector bridge. Amazing how much progress takes place when you ignore a massive public works project for several months. We’re happy to report that things seem to be moving along nicely at the site, with some parts of the bridge already visible, and dog owners finding a way to live with a smaller dog run.

Happy pooches. And a connector bridge, in the background.

A closer look, over by the community garden

Rendering of what it'll look like, eventually

And just for kicks, here's a site plan

We don’t know for sure whether things are progressing as planned, but based on the progress we can see, the original expected completion date of October 2012 certainly seems plausible.

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