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Floyd County

February 21, 2013

Bond resolutions for aquatic center, paving to get vote

Measure calling for the reopening of the K and I Bridge also on council agenda





Councilman John Gonder is sponsoring a resolution in support of efforts to open the K and I Bridge — which connects New Albany to the Louisville neighborhood of Portland — to pedestrian traffic.

U.S. Congressman Todd Young was in New Albany this month to meet with Norfolk Southern officials about the railroad bridge, and Gahan has stated the administration is willing to expend effort and resources into reopening the span for pedestrian use. 

Norfolk Southern has cited safety and liability concerns as reasons for not reopening the bridge, which still carries trains. There is a separate area that used to carry auto traffic.

Gonder’s resolution states that the K and I would serve as an important link on the Ohio River Greenway and could serve as an emergency backup if there’s another bridge closure in Southern Indiana.

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