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Locals and Tourists Share First Images of Completed Chicago Riverwalk Over the Weekend

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Construction workers went down to the wire on finishing up the first two "rooms" of the Chicago Riverwalk extension for its grand debut over the Memorial Day weekend, but the new stretch of riverwalk did open in time for tourists and locals to enjoy it during the long weekend. Visitors who flocked to the Chicago Riverwalk this past weekend were not only the first to see the (mostly) completed second phase extension of the riverfront walkway in person, but were also the first to share images of it on social media. And while the weather may not be exactly cooperating today, the Chicago Riverwalk's new extension had picture perfect weather for its big debut. Here's a look at a few Instagram images taken by Chicagoans and tourists of the new attraction.

A photo posted by Teresa Newell (@tcnewell) on

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·Stretch of Chicago Riverwalk Extension Opening Tomorrow [Curbed Chicago]
·Chicago Riverwalk Construction Inching Closer to Completion [Curbed Chicago]
·All previous Chicago Riverwalk coverage [Curbed Chicago]