Ohio River http://wfpl.org en Milton-Madison Bridge Slide Complete; Span Could Open in About One Week http://wfpl.org/post/milton-madison-bridge-slide-complete-span-could-open-about-one-week <p>The Milton-Madison Bridge has been moved onto its permanent home.&nbsp;</p><p>Crews have finished the 55-foot slide of the new, half-mile long truss from temporary piers to refurbished supports that held the previous bridge.</p><p>The slide started back up Thursday morning after crews were forced to stop on Wednesday because of high winds. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nCs7AXooR70?feature=player_embedded" width="540"></iframe>The bridge has been closed since a March 11 construction accident.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:53:56 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9116 at http://wfpl.org 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 New Milton-Madison Bridge Section To Be Hoisted Today http://wfpl.org/post/new-milton-madison-bridge-section-be-hoisted-today <P>Crews have begun a second major step in the replacement of the 82 year old Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.<p> <P>A 727-foot section of steel truss will be <A href="http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Second-liftNR-9-5-12.pdf">hoisted into place</A> today on temporary piers alongside the existing bridge.<p> <P>The 2,000 ton section was preassembled on the Kentucky side of the river and is being floated to the site on barges.<p> <P>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Andrea Clifford says the process was to begin just after midnight, weather permitting Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1578 at http://wfpl.org New Milton-Madison Bridge Section To Be Hoisted Today Volunteers From Six States Expected to Participate in River Cleanup Tomorrow http://wfpl.org/post/volunteers-six-states-expected-participate-river-cleanup-tomorrow <p>Volunteers from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois will gather along the banks of the Ohio River tomorrow for a concentrated effort to clean the river.</p><p>This is the 23<sup>rd</sup> annual Ohio River Sweep, and more than 15,000 volunteers from six states are expected to participate. The event is organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, and locally by the Metropolitan Sewer District.</p><p>There are six Louisville-area locations where volunteers will be gathering debris from the banks of the river from 9:00 a.m. to noon tomorrow. The sites are:</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:09:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 595 at http://wfpl.org