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Storm smacks Louisville today

That’s the George Rogers Clark Memorial bridge in the foreground.  It opened in 1929 as the Louisville Municipal Bridge, and renamed in honor of Gen. Geo. R. Clark in 1949.

The bridge is featured in the Bill Murray movie “Stripes” where he drives his cab to the middle of the bridge and throws his keys into the river.

A similar incident is supposed to have happened in 1960 when Cassius Clay returned from the Olympics a Gold Medal champion.  He was denied seating at a restaurant in his hometown, and, as the story goes, walked to the middle of the bridge (there are pedestrian lanes on each side) and threw his medal into the river.

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