April 12, 2015 Louisville, KY. The Clark Memorial/2nd Street Bridge will close this week in preparation for Thunder Over Louisville. We ask your help in communicating this information to the public in the coming days. The Louisville Metro Police Department will release their Thunder traffic plan on Tuesday.
CLARK MEMORIAL/2ND STREET BRIDGE CLOSURES THIS WEEK:
§ Thursday, April 16th: 9:30 a.m. – CLOSED thru Sunday at 2 p.m.
§ Friday, April 17th: CLOSED ALL DAY
§ Saturday, April 18th: CLOSED ALL DAY
§ Sunday, April 19th: CLOSED Midnight to 2:00 p.m.
PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLE COMMUTERS:
From Thursday at 9:30 a.m. until Saturday at 11 a.m., pedestrian and bicycle commuters needing to cross the Clark Memorial/2nd Street Bridge may do so only with a law enforcement escort. To request an escort, speak with an officer at either end of the Clark Memorial Bridge. All others will be directed to use the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. The Clark Memorial Bridge will be completely closed – and no escort will operate – from Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. until Sunday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. The Big Four Pedestrian Bridge will close at 9 a.m. Saturday until 10 p.m. for all traffic.
Thunder Over Louisville – the Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies – is one of the more than 70 events produced by the Derby Festival in the spring. The 2015 Thunder Over Louisville themed “Boom with a View” is set for Saturday, April 18. The show is sponsored by Horseshoe Southern Indiana, KentuckyOne Health, LG&E, Meijer, UPS and Valero.