May 19, 2014 Indiana Big Four Ramp Construction Completed

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Installation of handrail lighting for both the Indiana ramp and stair tower to the Big Four bicycle and pedestrian bridge has been completed. The Indiana Department of Transportation and city of Jeffersonville performed walk-through inspections today with contractor Hummel Electric of Evansville and all punch-list items have now been addressed.

The $8.5 million ramp and stair tower were funded up to 80 percent with Federal Highway Administration funds. The city of Jeffersonville designed the project and is paying at least 20 percent in federal match. Handrail lighting was chosen in consultation with the Old Jeffersonville Historic District to meet federal historic preservation requirements.

“The Indiana ramp and stair tower to the Big Four Bridge were completed today – not partially, but fully – and at the lowest possible cost to Jeffersonville taxpayers,” said INDOT chief of staff Troy Woodruff. “The bike and pedestrian facility is a great attraction for tourism, recreation and transportation in Southern Indiana.”

The city owns and maintains the approach upon completion, and is responsible for coordinating the opening of the ramp with the Waterfront Development Corporation in Louisville. INDOT and FHWA are not participating financially in the local Big Four Station project that will continue construction surrounding the ramp.Photos of handrail installation and the lighting at night are available in the “Big Four Bridge handrails” album at



4 comments for “BIG FOUR RAMP COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Southern Belle
    May 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    GNB Jeffersonville Desk

    Mayor Moore wins!
    no need for the State Government
    to send heavily armed Bureaucratic Mercenaries
    to confront him!

  2. Southern Belle
    May 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

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  3. 'Hood
    May 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    GNB Music Enlightenment Desk
    Yes, the G teaches
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    Listen…..ahhh music history comes alive…….on the cool GAW News !

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  4. 'Hood
    May 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm

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    the CITY of Jeffersonville
    The STATE of Indiana
    has opened up an
    o p p o r t u n i t y f
    for the always alert and very informative GNB
    to have an interesting
    ‘political education/teaching moment’…….

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    Haunting and beautiful……….

    The Sagebrush Rebellion/Occupy
    movements are

    GAW News Bureau:

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    The temperaments idea grew out of this with the idea that a person’s personality was characterized by one humor.
    The temperaments are
    and phlegmatic. ”

    Sanguine seems really cool.


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