Big Four Bridge http://wfpl.org en The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides http://wfpl.org/post/big-four-bridge-now-open-both-sides <p>Both sides of the Big Four Bridge are now open.</p><p>Early Tuesday, barriers on the Indiana side were removed and people were allowed to walk or bike across the Ohio River between Louisville and Jeffersonville.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky side of the bridge opened in February 2013.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Mayors Greg Fischer and Mike Moore, of Louisville and Jeffersonville respectively, attended the opening Tuesday afternoon with crowds waiting to cross the bridge.&nbsp;</p><p>Nancy Garner lives on the Indiana side.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:30:37 +0000 Jacob Ryan & Alix Mattingly 9385 at http://wfpl.org The Big Four Bridge Is Now Open on Both Sides Indiana Side of Big Four Bridge Is Opening This Afternoon http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-side-big-four-bridge-opening-afternoon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louisville and Jeffersonville's mayors are reopening the long-awaited &nbsp;Big Four Bridge at 2 p.m. today.</p><p>The public is invited to gather at either side of the pedestrian bridge.</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We're opening the Big Four Bridge 2 p.m. today; you're invited. Gather on either side of the bridge at the gate; be part an historic moment!</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:32:39 +0000 Joseph Lord 9378 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Side of Big Four Bridge Is Opening This Afternoon The Indiana Side of The Big Four Bridge Will Be Opening Soon, Really http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-side-big-four-bridge-will-be-opening-soon-really <p>After months of delays, Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge is almost complete.</p><p>The final leg of construction was finished Monday, according to Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield. And&nbsp;Jeffersonville city officials are expected to gain control of the ramp within the next few days.</p><p>“Our involvement has pretty much ended at this point,” Wingfield says.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:38:07 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9376 at http://wfpl.org The Indiana Side of The Big Four Bridge Will Be Opening Soon, Really The Indiana Side of the Big Four Bridge Open By Derby? Not Going to Happen. http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-side-big-four-bridge-open-derby-not-going-happen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge will not be open in time for &nbsp;Kentucky Derby weekend.</span></p><p>Jeffersonville city officials had hoped the pedestrian walking and cycling bridge would be opened on April 30, but a recent decision from the <a href="http://www.in.gov/indot/">Indiana Department of Transportation</a> delayed those plans, much to the dismay of residents and business owners.</p><p>The state says more time is needed to install lighted safety rails, some of which are still being manufactured in Wisconsin.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9213 at http://wfpl.org The Indiana Side of the Big Four Bridge Open By Derby? Not Going to Happen. Big Four Bridge Opens http://wfpl.org/post/big-four-bridge-opens-0 <p></p><p>The Big Four Bridge opened Thursday morning and a big crowd showed up. WFPL will have a story later. &nbsp;Until then, here are photos:</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:17:39 +0000 Laura Valentine 3865 at http://wfpl.org Big Four Bridge Opens Big Four Bridge to Open Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/big-four-bridge-open-thursday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation says the long-awaited opening of the Big Four Bridge to pedestrians and bicyclists will be Thursday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Thursday at 11:</span>00am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we’re going to do what we’ve been calling the soft opening of the Big Four Bridge, meaning, since Indiana is not completed yet, everyone wants up on the bridge, so we’re going for it," said the agency's executive director, David </span>Karem<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:49:28 +0000 Rick Howlett 3795 at http://wfpl.org Big Four Bridge to Open Thursday Jeffersonville Mayor to Discuss Plans for Big Four Approach http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonville-mayor-discuss-plans-big-four-approach <p>Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore is asking city residents to give input on design plans for Indiana s approach to the Big Four Bridge, which will likely include mixed-use and recreational developments.</p><p>Moore&rsquo;s vision includes attracting both Jeffersonville and Louisville residents who he believes will be drawn in through the&nbsp;new pedestrian span.&nbsp;He already has a strong design plan in mind and last month he asked the Redevelopment Commission president to step down for not backing it.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:31:37 +0000 Devin Katayama 1014 at http://wfpl.org