Opening of Big Four Bridge Delayed

The “soft opening” of the Big Four Bridge, which is being converted to a pedestrian and bicycle pathway, will be delayed until late January or early February, according to a news release sent by the Louisville Waterfront Development  Corporation.

The issue, said the release, is “due to a holdup in the fabrication of the railings for the bridge. The balance of the railings for the bridge will not be received until mid-January, and installation could take several weeks. As safety is of utmost importance, the bridge cannot be opened until all railings are installed.”

When opened in late January/early February, the bridge will be complete with railings, lights, benches, signage, and the simulated rail bed down the middle, the release said.

A soft opening was expected by the end of this year.

Devin Katayama

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