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#1 letmebeme

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

Does the Big Four Bridge open tomorrow?


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

yes opens Thursday on the Kentucky side.

http://www.courier-j...er-Ohio-opening
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

Thanks... Just seems a little silly to open it up on a Thursday to me. Seems like a weekend kind of thing..... Glad it's finally opening though :-)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Jeff's was to be opened around March 1st but I understand it has been pushed back to June 1st.

Until then you will have to drive to Louisville, walk to Jeff and back to Louisville, then drive back to Jeffersonville.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I'm planning to check this out this weekend... This is going to be fantastic!
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

Can't wait. This is going to be really big for us!
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Can't wait. This is going to be really big for us!

How so?

#8 JeffResident

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

How so?


Reallly?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Can't wait. This is going to be really big for us!


How so?

I was wondering the samething.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

How so?

I was wondering the samething.


You're both right. It's going to suck. :whistle:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Jeff's was to be opened around March 1st but I understand it has been pushed back to June 1st.

Until then you will have to drive to Louisville, walk to Jeff and back to Louisville, then drive back to Jeffersonville.


Or you can make a day of it and walk across second street bridge, then walk over to Big Four! It's not a bad thing but the advertisement of it's open enjoy are a little premature since only one end is open. I plan on checking it out also but after it's open on both ends.

Edited by Mr. Gray, 07 February 2013 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

I still think a better use would have been a light rail system connecting Jeff and Louisville. Perhaps a route connecting restaurant row, the hotels downtown, Spring Street, over the big 4 to Slugger Field and the Arena, then back again.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

I just find it ridiculous to open it when the Jeff side (of course with the leadership in this town) is not done. Seems pointless... Yes, lets drive to Louisville walk across a bridge to nowhere, walk back across that same bridge and drive back to Indiana....dumb!
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

it wont last thru the summer, the vandals will destroy it, the homeless will be camping on it , or someone will jump and they'll close it as a safety hazard...how many millions have been spent so a few dozen people can walk across the river?....do they really think thousands and thousands will use this?....most people are too lazy to walk to the tv, let alone across the bridge....

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Peresonally, I think is a security risk.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

I still think a better use would have been a light rail system connecting Jeff and Louisville. Perhaps a route connecting restaurant row, the hotels downtown, Spring Street, over the big 4 to Slugger Field and the Arena, then back again.


Mike, take a look at this trolley system connecting Little Rock, AR with North Little Rock on the other side of the Arkansas River. The railway for the trolley was constructed on the outside of the main structure of the bridge. Click on the photos to enlarge them.


http://en.wikipedia...._Rail_Streetcar
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm anxious to see how it looks at night. Should be another plus for our riverfront.
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#18 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

it wont last thru the summer, the vandals will destroy it, the homeless will be camping on it , or someone will jump and they'll close it as a safety hazard...how many millions have been spent so a few dozen people can walk across the river?....do they really think thousands and thousands will use this?....most people are too lazy to walk to the tv, let alone across the bridge....


How long will it be till someone is robbed? Someone Raped? Hit over the head? If the rail is only 4ft tall can someone jump in the river? Toss a body over the railing? Just ask'n...

I heard they expect 750,000 a year to walk this bridge.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

I'm anxious to see how it looks at night. Should be another plus for our riverfront.


When all the lights are installed it will look nice at night. The lights on the bridge and KY's ramp are designed to change colors, however the lights on our ramp are just ordinary lights.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

How long will it be till someone is robbed? Someone Raped? Hit over the head? If the rail is only 4ft tall can someone jump in the river? Toss a body over the railing? Just ask'n...

I heard they expect 750,000 a year to walk this bridge.


What happens if there's a massive earthquake and all those people are up there?????




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