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NYT critic questions downtown bridge plan

NYT critic questions downtown bridge plan

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM

(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- The plan to build two new Ohio River Bridges in Louisville has gained the attention of New York Times art and design critic Michael Kimmelman, who questions the wisdom of expanding downtown highways as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

So what is Louisville doing now?

Pursuing a plan that would, in part, enlarge the downtown highways and construct a second bridge next to the Kennedy. It would even eat up some of a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, of Prospect Park and Central Park fame. Louisville is a car city with auto plants and a big investment in the auto industry. But still, I was stunned to hear this. The proposal, so clearly out of step, has been met with grass-roots opposition and is now in the courts, tied up over issues about financing, tolls and the environment.

 

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