The third section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge has been blasted into the Ohio River. Indiana and Kentucky crews are slated to demolish the final 600-foot span this month. A new bridge will be placed on renovated original piers later this year. September 5, 2013
MILTON, Ken. and Madison, Ind. – A 400-foot section of the old US 421 Milton-Madison Bridge was demolished today using controlled explosives. This was the third section of the bridge to be demolished. The remaining 600-foot section of the 2,427-foot-long bridge is expected to be removed later this month.
Once the old truss is completely removed, the original piers will be widened to accommodate the new 40-foot-wide bridge which is currently on temporary piers. The final step comes later this year, when the new bridge will be slid onto the renovated original piers.
The Milton-Madison Bridge Project – a joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – has received numerous awards. It was named one of the top 10 bridge projects in the country by Roads and Bridges Magazine, received a 2012 Best of What's New Award from Popular Science magazine and received several state and national engineering awards for innovation. For more information, visit www.MiltonMadisonBridge.com or follow the project on Twitter.
Source: The Milton-Madison Bridge Project