News and Tribune

February 18, 2014

Public tours of bridge construction to be offered


LOUISVILLE — Members of the public are invited to take walking tours of the construction progress on the downtown crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project, according to a ORBP press release.

The tours will be offered the first Wednesday of each month through October, beginning March 5, at 11 a.m. The tours will begin at the foot of the Big Four Bridge in Waterfront Park in Louisville and last about one hour.

A guide provided by Walsh Design Build Team will lead the tours. The tour will include walking up on the Big Four Bridge, where the guide will make several stops to share details about construction progress and answer questions.

Once the Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge is open to the public, the starting point for the tours will alternate monthly between Indiana and Louisville.

Tours are limited to 25 persons. Guests must make reservations either by visiting the project website at or by calling the project hotline at 1-888-ORB-1993.

Interested guests can schedule in advance for any 2014 monthly tour. Tours canceled on account of inclement weather will be rescheduled for the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m., and registered guests will be notified and given the opportunity to cancel their reservation or reserve another date.

Schools, service groups and other organizations may request special group tours at times other than the regular monthly tours by calling the project hotline. These tours can also accommodate up to 25 guests.

Guests are welcome to take video and photographs during the tours.


• Rolling closures are expected on Interstate 65 North and I-65 South from just north of Court Avenue in Jeffersonville to Seventh Street overnight today, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Feb. 20, to pull transmission lines over the interstate. Work is scheduled from midnight to 5 a.m. both days.

• Ninth Street in Jeffersonville from Indiana Avenue to just west of I-65 is scheduled to close Thursday, Feb. 20, at about 7 a.m. It is expected to remain closed for about three weeks to complete utility work in the area.