March 7, 2013 - 2:48pm
Big Four Bridge
Folks can now leisurely stroll or bike across the wide Ohio River, between Louisville and Jeffersonville, without having to dodge cars or inhale truck exhaust fumes.
After years of delay, and with the expenditure of millions of dollars in public funds, the Big Four Bridge was finally opened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic today.  And Bob Manning was one of the first to cross the refurbished span across the Ohio River.Readers may recall that Manning was...
February 15, 2012 - 2:27pm
Bob Manning
A curious lad, Bobby decided to pedal his bicycle the 2,052.9 ft length of the double-decked twin arch bridge, across the Ohio River, and into Indiana. In doing so, he became the first citizen to traverse the Interstate 64 bridge, named after New Albany native and former United States Senator and Supreme Court justice Sherman Minton.
In the pre-dawn hours of a Saturday, back in August, 1962, 13-year-old Bobby Manning was out on his bike delivering newspapers, in Louisville’s West End neighborhood.  When he finished his task, he noticed that the barriers to the approaches on the newly-completed Louisville to New...