Big Four Bridge
The Big Four Bridge spans the Ohio River and connects Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana for Pedestrains and Bicyclists.
The ramp coming off of the Big Four Bridge into Historic Downtown Jeffersonville opened May 2014.
The bridge was completed in 1895, and updated in 1929. It remained closed for years until re-opening for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in May 2014. The bridge takes its name from the defunct Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, which was nicknamed the
Big Four Railroad.
Big Four Station in Jeffersonville
The park space that people see when they come across the Big Four Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge into Historic Downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana is called Big Four Station. Featuring lots of green space, fountains, a pavilion, and a playground, it is planned as place that people will enjoy for everyday recreation and special events. Big Four Station opened in October 2014.
Buy Local! in Historic Downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana
There are many great shops & restaurants within walking distance of the Big Four Bridge, and more coming all the time.
click to view larger map. Please note: This map does not list all the wonderful businesses in downtown Jeffersonville. It only shows the retail businesses within a short walk of the Big Four Bridge. For a more complete listing of businesses in downtown Jeffersonville please see our business directory.
AUGUST 18, 2014 – if you build it, they will come.
JULY 14, 2014 – The Big Four Bridge will soon be decked out in special computerized lighting capable of illuminating the span in patterns of dancing, colorful lighting that will be visible for miles up and down river.
JULY 2, 2014 – The city’s first sculptural bike racks are in the ground, and their use is threefold.
Dawn Spyker, member of the Jeffersonville Public Arts Commission, said the four structures are not only for securing bikes and adding art to the downtown streetscape, they’re for photo opps, too. Each sculpture that represents a family member has a place to rest your chin as you stand behind to have your picture taken.
JUNE 25, 2014 – The opening of the Big Four Bridge has been a boom for businesses on both sides of the Ohio River.
Two cities are now connected. In financial terms, the big winners are the businesses by the Big Four Bridge.
JUNE 25, 2014 – There was a celebration on the Big Four Bridge Wednesday, June 25.
It opened as a railroad bridge 119 years ago, now a pedestrian bridge, though the Indiana side opened in May the dedication ceremony is on Wednesday, June 25.
JUNE 23, 2014 – Downtown Jeffersonville’s trend of attracting new restaurants and drinking establishments continued Monday.
The Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $50,000 forgivable loan for a new O’Shea’s location in downtown Jeffersonville.
JUNE 1, 2014 – Fifteen years ago, Linda Williams opened the Old Bridge Inn Bed and Breakfast in her 1830s historic home on West Chestnut Street.
What she didn’t know when she named her business for the then-defunct railroad bridge was that the structure would one day guide people practically into her yard — and into other parts of downtown Jeffersonville, too.
MAY 24, 2014 – Days after folks on both sides of the Ohio River flocked to the newley opened Big Four pedestrian and cycling bridge, Jeffersonville officials say the ramp into its historic downtown seems to be giving it the boost they had hoped.