This bridge plays the center piece to Thunder Over Louisville, The largest annual fireworks show in North America. The bridge is closed from the Thursday before the show till the Monday after.
You can find the strange story of William Branham's vision of the bridge at http://en.believethesign.com/index.php/The_Municipal_Bridge_Vision
No Religion, can live with that. I'll stick with relationships. Jesus and I are best buds. Been making Christian remarks since before anonymous.
Truth is a paradox
No religion has been mentioned--just straight-up truth.
Let's keep religion OFF this site, if you don't mind.
Of course this is the guy who is now dead and buried, but there is a land-line telephone in his tomb just in case he "resurrects" so he can call his believers and tell them that he has returned. Now here's the question: If the guy has the ability to resurrect, why on earth would he need a land-line phone??
Gee, I'm glad I know of ONE who really resurrected and that guy is also the same guy who created the known universe, which just happens to include the raw materials that we use to make land-line phones.
The story you are referring to originated as one of the "visions" of William Branham, a Christian evangelical faith healer from Jeffersonville, IN. He claimed to have envisioned 16 men falling to their deaths from the bridge - 22 years before it was built - as he stood on the banks of the Ohio as a child.
But there were problems with Branham's story. First of all, there is no record of 16 men having been killed during the construction of the bridge. Secondly, Branham's timing was way off; twenty-two years before the bridge was built, Branham (who said he was 5 or 6 years old when he had this vision) had not even been born yet.
Branham was a man of many visions and prophesies, including predictions that Los Angeles would sink to the bottom of the ocean and that 1977 would mark the beginning of the millennium. He was killed in a car accident in 1965.
I was told that there once was big accident on this bridge when it was under construction. It was 16 people who drowned when they fall into the water. Is there anybody who knows something about this?
The answer is ( NO ) for connecting this big Bridge to an Interstate --- I refrain and refuse to travel on an Interstate because everytime I do , those crazy Semi Truck drivers go waaay too fast and try to run us off the road, when they pass us on the Highway it creates a vaccuum that blows air and makes us go into another lane and it is created from behind them, because they are going waaay faster then they should go , the Semi Trucks are way Bigger than a Car / Pick - Up Truck and a car that it uncontrollably blows people out of their lane when they pass because they always seem to go about 20 M.P.H than what they should so therefore if the speed limit on an interstate is 75 M.P.H then the Semi Trucks are traveling about 95 M.P.H and so therefore anytime I go to Louisville from Clarksville --- I use HWY 31 instead of I - 65 or I - 64 or I - 265 or I -264, the only HWYS i travel on are U.S HWYS and State Roads and if I find out that a State Road or an U.S HWY is merged with an Interstate --- I totally refrain from using it and avoid it, it makes me tense and nervous when those semi truck drivers act like they own the road and can do what they want to and speed past me when i dont know when they are even around me , but if someone wants to merge another HWY that goes out of state with this Big Bridge then let it just be a U.S HWY ( not an Interstate ) or else i won't use it, but i would never want to see someone merge I - 65 with U.S 31 since the only road I want to use to go from Louisville to Clarksville is HWY 31 ( not I - 65 or I - 64 or I - 265 or I - 264 )Interstates are " the " panic Road for me because of the Semi - Trucks going so fast , everytime I am on an Interstate they come up so fast behind us when passing us that i am scared that two things might happen ( 1 ) they might lose control and hit us when traveling or ( 2 ) make us lose control and then make us " unwantingly " go off into the side of the road or hit someone else. But I think that U.S. 31 and I - 65 and I - 64 and I - 265 and I - 264 should have their own separate Big Bridges then that way we can stay off the Interstate otherwise i will not know how to get to Louisville from Clarksville , but i get so nervous and tense and scared when those Semi Trucks speed past us when i am on any Interstate, when I go to Indianapolis I always use HWY 31 or when i go to Cincinnati i use ST RD 46 or U.S 50 never I - 74 , now I think that the reason that the semi truck drivers dont go so fast on HWY 31 as opposed to I - 65 or any intersate is because the 2 reasons ( 1 ) the stoplights / stopsigns slow them down ( 2 ) people can drive across traffic, but i dont want to see any interstate roads merged with a U.S HWY or a State Road --- just merge 2 State Roads or 2 U.S HWY's or a State Road with a U.S HWY. i love traveling on any ST RD or US. HWY , But not Interstates' the Semi Truck Drivers " never " go the speed limit when we are traveling on an Interstate , they get to excessive and will not slow down , if the speed limit is 75 MPH then drive that speed or slower --- not faster , i just think that HWY 31 should just be kept its own Big Bridge unless merged with another U.S HWY , But not an Interstate , keep the Interstate traffic on another Big Bridge then things will be calmer and more relaxing to go across , but it is not calm and relaxing when on an Interstate with Semi Trucks speeding past me and making me go into another lane i dont want to be in which can cause a wreck to happen and the way it would cause me to go into another lane is the air the speeding Semi Trucks create forces me off uncontrollably into the next lane then i have to swerve back to correct the mistake the air from the Semi - Truck caused by going too fast and it caused the air because the Semi Trucks are Heavier and bigger and since the volume of the truck is so big and they are going much faster then it tends to run someone off the road when they don't want to get off the road so please keep the US. HWY's Inrterstate free and dont merge any U.S HWY or State Road with an Interstate and the reason that the Semi Trucks go so fast is because the Interstates are so straight that they don't need to slow down for sharp curves or railroad crossings or stoplights / stopsigns but since you have sharp curves and stoplights / stopsigns on State Roads and US HWY.s then that makes things much calmer and not stressful to travel with
Was down on the river yesterday serving at a homeless ministry with the youth group I work in, when I was able to take this photo.
no new painting has taken place on the bridge. It seems they did the approach and the left it. Hoping once the sherman is open they will continue the painting.
It looks as though they just painted enough so the YUM center wouldn't have this huge eyesore next to it in its opening pictures/media coverage. Yet another botched job. Thanks metro for yet another failure.
just added a picture of the new yellow on the railings. they are working on the pony girder approach right now.
I just had a revelation. Yum, Ford, and UPS pretty much run this city. The should paint it the colors of those companies. So Red,Blue, and Brown. actually 2nd thought that just sounds horrible.
Plochman's Mustard Yellow would be my choice!
Would stand out nicely....not to mention they make the best mustard!!
as soon as the bridge is painted ill be sure to update the photo's
I like the multi-colored look personally...
personally i wish they had painted blue. But that is my kentucky fan hood coming out. Would have looked nice right beside the new louisville arena. We heard it said that when its done it will be called the yellow brick road to rick pitinos palace.
At least they aren't painting it black. In Michigan, half the time, we go through the trouble to preserve and restore our historic truss bridges, then we paint them black so nobody notices them and nobody can photograph them easily. I always like to hear that a truss bridge is being painted a lighter color. It helps bring the details out, like the rivets and the connection design.
Actually, a soft buttery-cream color, or pale yellow to most of us. To a bureaucrat, it's “Federal Standard Cream.” Only the government could figure out how to drain the life and soul out of a vibrant color by simply naming it.
Why not something like Creamy Custard, Cream Cloak, Cream Puff, Heritage Yellow, Lotus Flower, or even Yellow Brick Road?
[yawn] Federal Standard Cream. [/yawn]
(I wonder if "Federal Standard Cream" is the color of the Jennings Randolph Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia?)
the bridge is being painted and rehabilitated. The color of this bridge will be a pale yellow.
The bridge is officially closed for the next 3 days as it will be loaded with fireworks, have the fireworks discharged, and then clean up on Sunday. For what is the biggest annual firework show in America AKA THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE.
Huh? No way should this carry an interstate.
A) there's no interstate to connect it to unless you want to raze half of Downtown Louisville so it can carry part of I-65
B) not every bridge has to carry an interstate. This bridge is useful because it's the only pedestrian/bicycle link between Louisville and S. Indiana.
C) It's also used for many annual festivals (AIDS walks, bike races, etc.) without much hassle, whereas if it was an interstate that would need Federal approval each time... which can be very finicky.
I've been acrooss this bridge before. I just think they should connect it to an Interstate.
i've been acrooss this brige before. I wish they could connect it to the highway