Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Bringing back Portland?

An interesting photo essay about Portland: Bringing Back Portland at Lending My Lens

As noted in the past, the natural configuration of Vincennes Street is as a portal to Portland, via the K & I Bridge, which remains closed to traffic of any kind apart from trains. The railroad closed the bridge more than 35 years ago, and Uptown began dying when it did.

Reopening the bridge for walkers and bikers would re-energize the Vincennes corridor overnight, and reconnect us to the Portland neighborhood ... assuming it wants to be linked. There's the rub. People in New Albany are fond of saying they don't want Louisville's West Enders to have access to the bridge.

Louisville's West Enders say precisely the same about us.

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