Franklin County: West Broadway Bridge - Project 05-805


Implement a long-term solution to address deteriorating structural conditions, as well as safety concerns for pedestrians and boaters who travel beneath the structure. 
​Project Scope
W. Broadway Bridge (KY 3506) over the Kentucky River
​Type of Project

The bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since 1993 and was later closed to pedestrians. A Bridge Conversion Feasibility Study of Broadway Street (KY 3506) over the Kentucky River was completed in August 2019 and concluded that the bridge is in “imminent” failure condition with a rating of 1 out of 9 according to the Federal Highway Administration’s rating guidelines. The rating reflects the major deterioration and section loss on major structural components, as well as the fact that the bridge is currently closed. 

​Potential Alternatives
Due to debris falling from the structure, the bridge currently poses safety concerns for pedestrians in Kentucky River View Park on Riverview Trail and boaters on the Kentucky River. It is also a hazard to anyone who might ignore the barricades at each end and walk onto the deck. Variations of two options have been explored to address these safety hazards: 
  • Demolish the bridge
  • Rehabilitate the bridge and convert it to a multi-use path
  • Demolish the bridge and construct a new bridge for a multi-use path

To request a printed copy of the meeting materials, contact David Waldner at 859-744-1218 or

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​Project Timeline

Studies are underway to assess the potential impacts of the project on the environment.

A review of historic properties in the area is being conducted. If you are interested in historic properties and would like to participate as a Consulting Party, please submit your application using the button below.  A copy of the Area of Potential Effect for historic properties is Available Here or provided in the links above.

The first Consulting Party Meeting that discussed eligible properties was held on November 9, 2020. A second meeting of the Consulting Parties was held on February 5, 2021, to discuss project effects on historic properties. ​

​Public Input
A virtual public meeting was held on October 27, 2020, to provide the public with an overview of the project and an opportunity to provide comments that could be considered during further project development.   

An in-person public meeting was held on November 16, 2023, to provide the public with information on alternatives being considered and to collect feedback from citizens. 

​Project Manager
David Waldner 
Phone: 859-744-1218 

Contact Information:

District 5
8310 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
Phone: (502) 210-5400
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, M-F

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​Page Last Updated:  8-04-2023​

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