The Indiana Department of Transportation says construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge is complete. Crews finished painting last week and all traffic controls have been removed. INDOT says the only thing left to do is re-stripe the pavement and conduct minor corrective work.
Crews broke ground on the more than $100 million project in late 2010. INDOT says the new bridge made history in April 2014, when the nearly half-mile structure became the longest bridge in North America to be slid into place.
The new bridge replaces the original one, which opened to traffic in 1929. It will connect Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky. The project is a joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
A 30-minute documentary on the project recently aired on public television. You can view "The Milton-Madison Bridge: History on the Ohio" video by clicking here.