Indiana and Ohio road crews have completed a major step in the reconstruction of a southeast Indiana bridge. A 100-foot section has been successfully moved onto the span's refurbished piers. The Indiana Department of Transportation has released a video of the slide. March 14, 2014
MADISON, Ind. – A 100-foot concrete section of the Milton-Madison Bridge has been slid into place over the Kentucky floodplain. The slide began this morning just after 11:30 and was completed in less than two hours. Today's slide is a precursor to the slide of the main half-mile-long steel truss section of the bridge, which is expected to take place later this month.
Closure: U.S. 421 will remain closed across the Ohio River between Madison, Ind., and Milton until the slide is complete and all roadway connections have been made. The anticipated opening date has not been determined but will be announced as soon as it is scheduled. All traffic is detoured to the Markland Locks and Dam Bridge, connecting Kentucky Route 1039 and Indiana State Road 101, 26 miles upstream, or the I-65 Kennedy Bridge in Louisville, 46 miles downstream.
Updates: As updates become available, they will be posted on the project’s website, miltonmadisonbridge.com and via Twitter at twitter.com/mmbridgeproject. Regular updates will also be provided to local news media.
The Milton-Madison Bridge Project is a joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The new steel truss bridge is 2,428 feet long and 40 feet wide with two 12-foot lanes and eight-foot shoulders – twice as wide as the old bridge.
Source: The Indiana Department of Transportation