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January 4, 2013

Settlement reached in bridges lawsuit

Parties in Ohio River Bridges suit agree to drop it in return for more historic preservation; east-end bridge gets design changes

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LOUISVILLE — EAST-END BRIDGE GETS DESIGN TWEAK

• The design for the east-end bridge has been altered by WVB East End Partners, the organization building the east-end bridge. It is now a convex diamond-tower cable-stayed structure. This design is very similar to one favored by the public in a 2006 survey. The distance between the two convex diamond towers is 1,200 feel (four football fields) providing a wide, boater friendly channel. The convex diamond towers and other curved vertical elements, such as the roadway lighting and pedestrian walkway railings, give the bridge a curvilinear theme. The towers and cables are designed to give motorists clear views of the landscape. A 14-foot pedestrian/bicycle path will run along the west side of the bridge. The cost of the bridge is predicted to be $763 million. View images at kyinbridges.com

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Bryden Stafford, 5, New Albany, takes aim at the pie throwing booth during the inaugural Back to School Block Party in front of the Ed Endres Boys and Girls Club along Ekin Avenue in New Albany on Wednesday afternoon. The event was put on by the Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana and the Floyd County Bar Association, and free school supplies were available, as well as refreshments, activities and games.

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