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Madison Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Posted On April 30, 2012

(Madison, Ind.) – The commute between Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky returned to normal over the weekend.

 

Crews wrapped up ahead of schedule on a project to build a new temporary ramp to the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.

 

The span reopened just before midnight Saturday after closing last Wednesday, April 25. It had been slated to open sometime Sunday.

 

The project to build a new bridge is ongoing. Another closure is scheduled before the bridge reopens in 2013.

 

Using a method called “truss sliding,” the new 2,400-foot-long steel truss bridge will be built on temporary piers and slid into place on top of the existing piers which are being strengthened to meet modern standards.

 

A three-ton weight limit for vehicles using the current bridge still applies.

 

More information on the bridge replacement project is available at http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/.

 

LINKS:

 

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Milton-Madison Bridge Closes At Midnight Wed.

 

Milton-Madison Bridge Down To One Lane Friday

 

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Changes During Madison Bridge Closure

 

3 Ton Weight Limit On Madison-Milton Bridge