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Pedestrian bridge named for ‘The Greatest' opens

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Mayor Greg Fischer takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Greg Fischer takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Some of the first people to use the Muhammad Ali Pedestrian Bridge. Some of the first people to use the Muhammad Ali Pedestrian Bridge.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Just in time for all of the spring events and activities downtown people can now walk from the Muhammad Ali Pedestrian Bridge, which links the Ali Center Plaza to the Belvedere.

Pedestrians will have safe access over Sixth Street. The bridge also gives visitors direct access to enjoy all the waterfront events.  

Plans for a pedway in that area have spanned more than a decade. Work finally began last October.

"The Muhammad Ali Pedestrian Bridge, how about that?" said Mayor Greg Fischer. "It's really dramatic. Really, I mean you see how close we are to the Belvedere, but it looked so far away without the pedestrian bridge. So I think this is really going to do what we'd hoped."

The 170-foot-long walkway is nine feet wide. The total project cost just over $900,000.

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