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Milton-Madison Bridge Slide Could Happen In Next Few Weeks

Posted On March 05, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

The new Milton-Madison Bridge will be moved onto permanent piers sometime this month, project planners say. file photo

The new Milton-Madison Bridge will be moved onto permanent piers sometime this month, project planners say.
file photo

(Madison, Ind.) – The biggest slide that our area has seen in quite some time will take place later this month.

The three-year, $131 million Milton-Madison Bridge project is nearing completion. The new bridge span has already been built, but it is currently resting atop temporary piers while the old, permanent piers are refurbished.

Project managers announced this week that the process of sliding the new bridge span — all 2,427 feet at once — over onto the refurbished piers will take place in mid-March. Weather and other factors will determine the actual date.

After the slide, the US 421 bridge spanning the Ohio River will be closed for seven days as crews work to connect the repositioned bridge to its new ramps.

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