Ohio River pedestrian bridge's formal opening set

Parades meeting in middle to mark formal opening June 25 of pedestrian bridge over Ohio River
Posted on June 16, 2014 at 4:07 a.m.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A popular pedestrian bridge across the Ohio River will have its formal opening next week.

Half of a parade beginning in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and half beginning in Louisville, Kentucky, will meet in the middle of the Big Four Bridge on June 25.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports (http://cjky.it/1oVBbju ) Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will lead the Kentucky units. Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore will head the Indiana group.

More than 500,000 pedestrians and cyclists have been recorded on the bridge since measuring began a year ago. The Kentucky ramp opened in February 2013 and an Indiana approach opened last month.

The renovation of the bridge cost Kentucky more than $12 million and Indiana about $10 million.

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