Milton-Madison Bridge

Local News
4:53 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Milton-Madison Bridge Slide Complete; Span Could Open in About One Week

The Milton-Madison Bridge has been moved onto its permanent home. 

Crews have finished the 55-foot slide of the new, half-mile long truss from temporary piers to refurbished supports that held the previous bridge.

The slide started back up Thursday morning after crews were forced to stop on Wednesday because of high winds.     

The bridge has been closed since a March 11 construction accident.

Local News
4:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Final Section of Old Milton-Madison Bridge to be Brought Down Thursday

The old Milton-Madison Bridge (right), is being demolished

The demolition of the final section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge has been delayed until later this week.  

The 600-foot section was scheduled to be brought down Tuesday morning, but the blast is now postponed until Thursday at 9:00am.

Officials are asking residents in the Milton, Kentucky area to stay indoors around the time of the blast as a precaution.

The 84 year old Ohio River Bridge truss is being replaced and its piers are being renovated.

The new span alongside the bridge will be closed during the blast, as will river traffic.

Local News
2:26 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Watch Part of the Milton-Madison Bridge Explode (on Purpose)

Credit Milton-Madison Bridge Project

Using controlled explosives, workers on Tuesday morning blasted a 700-foot section of the Milton-Madison Bridge (connecting Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., of course) into the Ohio River.

Here's video provided by the Milton-Madison Bridge Project:

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Local News
10:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Demolition Scheduled to Begin This Week

The old Milton-Madison Bridge (right), will be demolished starting this week

The demolition of the old bridge connecting Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana is scheduled to begin this week.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says weather permitting, a large section of the bridge truss will be brought down with explosive charges on Thursday.   It was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed because of high river levels. 

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Local News
8:30 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Entering Final Stages

Construction of a new Ohio River bridge linking Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., is entering its final stages.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting today or tomorrow, traffic will be rerouted onto the new bridge, which is being built on temporary piers alongside the old span.

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Local News
8:30 am
Mon September 10, 2012

New Milton-Madison Bridge Section To Be Hoisted Today

Illustration of completed project from

Crews have begun a second major step in the replacement of the 82 year old Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.

A 727-foot section of steel truss will be hoisted into place today on temporary piers alongside the existing bridge.

The 2,000 ton section was preassembled on the Kentucky side of the river and is being floated to the site on barges.

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Local News
4:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Huge Milton-Madison Bridge Truss To Be Hoisted

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A major step in the replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge will begin today,  weather permitting.

A 600-foot section of the bridge’s new truss will be lifted onto temporary piers.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the section, weighing more than 1,700 tons, was constructed on a nearby barge

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