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Kentucky side of Big Four Bridge to open on Thursday

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky side of the Big Four Bridge is set to open on Thursday morning.  Waterfront Development Corp. Executive Director David Karen says the bridge is ready for both walkers and cyclists.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Jeffersonville, Ind., Mayor Mike Moore are expected to take part in an informal opening ceremony on Thursday, with a more formal dedication once the Indiana side in Jeffersonville is finished.

The state of Kentucky is spending $12 million to complete its part of the ramp and renovation, with the ramp on the Indiana side costing about $10 million.

The bridge opened in 1895 and was named for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Co. The last train crossed the in the 1960s.

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