- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Derby Festival has announced the bridge closure schedule for Thunder Over Louisville, the fireworks show that kicks off local activities leading up to the Run for the Roses.

A statement from the festival says the Clark Memorial Bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky to southern Indiana will close Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and reopen on Sunday at 2 p.m. In addition, the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge will be closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Thunder Over Louisville, which typically features an air show in the afternoon and fireworks over the Ohio River after sunset, will be held on Saturday.

The Kentucky Derby is May 6.

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