The Downtown Bridge Groundbreaking — Connecting a Region with the Future

Ohio River Bridges ProjectPlease come out to join Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer, and many other local leaders at the groundbreaking for the Ohio River Project’s Downtown Bridge. This family-friendly event will take place 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Bridges Project, which includes the redesign of the Spaghetti Junction interchange and another new bridge in eastern Jefferson County, has been in the works for a long time.

“It’s been 50 years since we built a bridge across the Ohio River at Louisville and it seems like we’ve been talking about building these two bridges ever since then,” said Governor Beshear. “After decades of support and patience, the community should be part of this historic moment.”

The event will take place in the Lincoln Memorial Lot at Waterfront Park. Children can be a part of the ceremony by breaking ground on a large sand pile near the construction site. There will be 500 commemorative sand shovels handed out to the kids, who can use them to dig for one of 500 keepsake tokens that will be buried at the site.

Years of talk are finally becoming a reality, so please don’t miss this historic event!

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