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Old 11-10-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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We've got two new bridges about to open and neither has been officially named. I'm unaware of any public forums upcoming to determine who they will be named for.

I'd hope the following would be on the short list:

Muhammad Ali - Louisville native, most famous boxer in history, later became a renown peace activist

Louis Brandeis - Louisville native, highly regarded US Supreme Court justice

Zachary Taylor - Louisville native, briefly US president before dying of illness. Led the wildly successful but illegal invasion of Mexico
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
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We've got two new bridges about to open and neither has been officially named. I'm unaware of any public forums upcoming to determine who they will be named for.

I'd hope the following would be on the short list:

Muhammad Ali - Louisville native, most famous boxer in history, later became a renown peace activist

Louis Brandeis - Louisville native, highly regarded US Supreme Court justice

Zachary Taylor - Louisville native, briefly US president before dying of illness. Led the wildly successful but illegal invasion of Mexico
Does the second downtown bridge really even get a name since it's effectively going to be one direction of the Kennedy?

Now the East end bridge, that might get one. Ali would get my vote.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Louisville's most famous citizen is Muhammad Ali, so I'd vote in favor of naming one bridge for him.

The other I would name after Colonel Harlan Sanders, since he was born on the Indiana side of the Ohio River and he got famous in Kentucky, and since that bridge will connect Indiana and Kentucky, I think Colonel Harlan Sanders would be an obvious choice to name a bridge that connects Indiana and Kentucky.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:11 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Louisville's most famous citizen is Muhammad Ali, so I'd vote in favor of naming one bridge for him.

The other I would name after Colonel Harlan Sanders, since he was born on the Indiana side of the Ohio River and he got famous in Kentucky, and since that bridge will connect Indiana and Kentucky, I think Colonel Harlan Sanders would be an obvious choice to name a bridge that connects Indiana and Kentucky.
Problem is Louisville is already Colonel'd out with the KFC Yum Center. That's enough to give me heart burn. Lincoln also lived in most North Central KY and Southern Indiana but left both for Illinois, and how many things are already named after him?

I would think the downtown bridge would get its own name since it's being constructed 50 years later.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Downtown bridge has been named after Abraham Lincoln, who lived in both North Central KY and South Central IN before moving to Illinois.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How about Hunter S Thompson??...it's kind of catchy
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