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.