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Hi, this is Miranda Thacker with your KYTC Minute.
The stillness of a gray morning along the Ohio River was gone in a flash when a 700-foot
section of the old Milton Madison Bridge was blasted into the water.
The remainder of the 84 year-old bridge truss will be demolished soon, but the existing
piers are being strengthened and will be reused.
It won't be long before the new 2,400-foot-long bridge will be slid from its current temporary
piers to those original -- reinforced piers.
This innovative multistep process of bridge replacement has allowed the Milton Madison
Bridge to remain open during construction.
The bridge carries U.S. 421 between Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana.
Due to its close proximity to the blasts, the new bridge was closed to traffic shortly
before the demolition.
After the blast, the new span was inspected and traffic flow was restored.
We'll have further updates as the Milton Madison Bridge project nears completion.
This has been your KYTC Minute. Visit transportation.ky.gov every Thursday for updated information.