Big Four Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge


Once a railroad bridge for the “Big Four Railroad” (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis) connecting Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN across the Ohio River, the Big Four Bridge is now a rennovated and converted pedestrian and cyclist bridge. Both the Louisville and Jeffersonville access ramps are surrounded by parks and rest areas. The Jeffersonville landing connects bridge-goers to eclectic, locally owned restaurants and shops in the rejuvenated and historic walkable downtown.

The Louisville ramp is approximately a 1/4 mile (1,181 ft.), the bridge itself is approximately a 1/2 mile (2,562 ft.), and the Jeffersonville ramp is approximately a 1/4 mile, for a distance of 1 mile, or 2 miles round trip.

Keep in mind: pets, skateboarding, and non-service motorized vehicles are not allowed.

Personal mobility scooters, motorized wheelchairs, service animals, bikes of all kinds, and FUN are most definitely allowed!

The bridge is open 24/7.  During hazardous winter conditions, the bridge may be barricaded. Pedestrians/cyclists may still cross, but at their own risk.

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