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History of the ORBP

8664 Envisions a Vibrant River City

For three years we have been promoting a positive solution to addresses the region's transportation and economic needs. We have over 10,000 supporters from around this region and have been endorsed by a growing number of neighborhood associations. Our vision is making sense to a lot of people.

But all the while, 8664 opponents - particularly Mayor Abramson and the Courier's Editorial Board - have said "it's too late" or "it just won't work." With the recent news of the East End Bridge delay, it appears that our opponents have been less than sincere. We believe their hostility towards our ideas actually comes from their opposition to the East End Bridge.

It's time for all of us to speak up.

History of ORBP

According to documents on the Ohio River Bridges Project ("ORBP") website, Louisville's first long-term transportation plan identified the East End Bridge "as an extremely important addition to the freeway system."

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