New Day Set For Bridge Slide

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Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the move of the Milton-Madison Bridge onto refurbished piers is now tentatively set for Wednesday. Crews have faced multiple delays in the process, which could take 16 hours to complete. April 6, 2014

News Release

MADISON, Ind. and MILTON, Ken. - The highly anticipated slide of the 2,428-foot Milton-Madison Bridge onto its refurbished piers - the largest such maneuver in North America – will tentatively take place beginning Wednesday morning, April 9. As part of this rare engineering feat, there will be three media briefings:

Tuesday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. - A preview of the slide process.

Wednesday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. - Update on the progress of the slide, with hydraulic jacks moving 30 million pounds of steel and concrete a total of 55 feet - 20-22 inches at a time - up to 10 feet per hour. The entire process may take up to 16 hours. One-on-one interviews can be arranged during the morning or afternoon.

Wednesday, April 9, time TBD - Slide completed. Recap of slide process, next steps to prepare for opening. Please follow the slide's progress on Twitter for information about the time of this final briefing.

Where:

Riverboat Inn

906 East First St.

Madison, IN

*Timing of this event is subject to change due to weather and other factors*

Source: The Indiana Department of Transportation