The Big Four Bridge

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  • Address: 1101 River Road, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Bridge, Walking Area, Family And Kids

The Big Four Bridge is a romantic bridge lit up after twilight to make the pedestrian and biking area an after-dark marvel. The bridge connects Indiana and Kentucky and is one of the urban spectacles in the city! The Louisville ramp is 1,181 feet long while the bridge covers a length of 2500 feet.

The place is loved for its romantic ambience and the adjoining park is lovely to walk through during evenings. Whether you decide to take a bike ride through the bridge or walk through its grandeur, the place is a must!

  • Individuals and organizations have an opportunity to choose a color scheme to be displayed for an evening for a fee that benefits Waterfront Park.

  • Park hours: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

  • Bus: At Story @ Adams (Located 1.8 miles away/ around 3 kilometers)
  • By Car
  • By Renting a Bike.

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  • The Big Four Bridge Address: 1101 River Road, Louisville, KY 40202, United States
  • The Big Four Bridge Timing: 24-hrs
  • The Big Four Bridge Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Big Four Bridge(preferred time): 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Big Four Bridge: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 88.2% of people who visit Louisville include The Big Four Bridge in their plan

  • 39.84% of people start their The Big Four Bridge visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Big Four Bridge

Monday, Thursday and Friday

81.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Big Four Bridge

People normally club together Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Slugger Museum And Factory while planning their visit to The Big Four Bridge.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Neat concept: an old 1880s railroad bridge converted into pedestrian only walkway. Went down here and walked across to Indiana with my two kids, ages 3 and 8, when in Louisville Thanksgiving weekend. Is about 1 1/2 miles from downtown so that in itself was a decent walk. Bridge itself is huge and really puts into perspective how wide the Ohio is at this point. Neat history signs along the way explains the bridge's history. Ample scattered seating too. Not really much development though at either end of bridge. Would have been nice if there was a little casual food place or something to get a recharge snack before the walk back. My 8 year old enjoyed it immensely while I found myself carrying my 3 year old back. Worth the stop for sure. FYI there is parking at the base of the bridge if you want to drive there then walk.

  • A great stop for walking off Louisville’s finest food and bourbon. The music on the bridge was lovely, and I wish there was more! Would love for this bridge to have a “Welcome to Indiana” sign added, or a dividing line painted to delineate the states.

  • Great except for the fact that because of the direction of wind movement, most of the vehicle exhaust fumes go directly towards this walking bridge. There has been moments where I could actually smell car fumes coming from the other nearby bridge where vehicles drive by. Great to go when there isn't traffic, I don't think it's very healthy for your lungs to be exposed to this. Wish there was an air-quality sensor on this bridge.

  • May have been our favorite stop during our weekend in Louisville. A really cool, one-of-a-kind attraction. Walk across the Ohio River and enter the Midwest. The little Indiana town on the other side is really cool, too!

  • Beautiful walk or bike ride over the river. If persuasion is needed... There's ice cream when you get to the Indiana side.

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