Local News
3:57 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Construction of Downtown Louisville Bridge to Begin July 1

A sketch of what the new bridge would look like.
Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

Construction is scheduled to begin July 1 new downtown Louisville bridge running parallel to the Kennedy, The Ohio River Bridges Project announced.

The bridge is expected to open in three years.

Pre-construction work—such as surveys, test boring and building removal—will be increasing in the next few weeks. The Ohio River Bridges Project adds:

Pre-construction and construction activities that residents and commuters will see between now and July include:

·         Installation of safety zone fencing around construction access areas at Waterfront Park and on the Indiana side of the Ohio River near the Kennedy bridge;

·         Land and utility surveys;

·         Access road building, building demolition and signage removal near the safety zones; and

·         Soil and rock coring.

The new bridge will be six lanes heading northbound. The Kennedy Bridge will be changed to six lanes heading southbound.