Our friends over at ParkerLane, LLC shared with us a brief video they took yesterday at the Grand Opening of the Kentucky side of the Big Four Bridge pedestrian walkway.
The Big Four Bridge, which got its name from the now defunct Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railways (aka “the Big Four”), was built in 1895 as a 6-span railroad truss bridge. It was abandoned in the 1960s and access to the bridge was entirely shut off in 1969.
Since then the bridge has been considered an eyesore or an oddity, has been the site of a number of fires, and has been referred to as “The Bridge To Nowhere.”
The opening of the bridge was highly anticipated, and the 66 degree temps and sunny weather contributed to the high spirits of pedestrians who made the crossing.
Another great video about Louisville’s Waterfront Park, directed by Peter Byck:
The Indiana portion of the Big Four Bridge is expected to be completed in four or five months.