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Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials expect to take down the first section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge in southern Indiana this morning. The controlled demolition using explosives had been rescheduled from the original date last week. You can view a live webcam of the bridge by clicking here.
July 22, 2013
MADISON, Ind. - The first section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge is still scheduled to be demolished using controlled explosives on Tuesday, July 23.
9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 23 (weather permitting)
The new US 421 bridge and several roads within the 1,000-foot safety perimeter will close at 9:00 a.m. Because of the closures, it is recommended that media plan on arriving earlier than 9:00 a.m. The blast itself is expected to take place between approximately 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. However, this is only an estimated time. Due to the extreme safety measures being used, timing could fluctuate on the day of the event. Sirens will sound at 10-, five- and one-minute intervals prior to the blast. The new bridge and affected roads are expected to reopen to traffic at or before 11:00 a.m.
An FAA no-fly zone of 2,000 feet will be in effect prior to and during the blast.
Sources: Indiana Department of Transportation, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Inside INdiana Business