A long-awaited connection between southeast Indiana and Kentucky is now open. Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore was joined Tuesday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to cut the ribbon on Indiana's $8.5 million portion of the Big Four pedestrian bridge project. Monday, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced handrails and lighting installation was complete. The City of Jeffersonville then announced the bridge could open to pedestrians once INDOT relinquishes control of the ramp and stair tower.

The project was scheduled to open more than a year ago, but was delayed due to structural issues and a change in the type of handrails and lighting setup.

Source: The City of Jeffersonville, Inside INdiana Business

Story Continues Below