This week, I’m taking a hiatus from training to let a fledgling runner’s knee situation clear up. I ran too hard on some worn-out shoes after my last race, and the past few weeks have left my knees aching. Here’s hoping that ugly four-letter word, REST, will pay off. So since I didn’t run today, I figured I would at least get outside and take some photos of a new favorite landmark in the city.
The Big Four Bridge is a former rail bridge completed in the late 1800s that spans the Ohio River just east of downtown. It’s been vacant for as long as I can remember, with no approaches on either the Kentucky or Indiana side. That all changed last month when it opened as a repurposed pedestrian walkway linking Louisville and Jeffersonville, Indiana.
It was a gorgeous morning, and the crowds were thick. One of the things I love most about Louisvillians is that we take full advantage of our parks systems and outdoor spaces.
The Hoosier side is still under construction and should be completed by this summer, but for now, you can meander across the river and back.
I can’t wait for the Indiana side to be completed this summer. It will give runners a safe alternative to the heavily trafficked Second Street Bridge (which is partially held together by welded street signs – no joke).
Until then, keep running, friends.