Milton-Madison Bridge

  • Bridge earns prestigious award

    Staff Report
    The American Public Works Association has named the Milton-Madison Bridge the winner of this year’s APWA Award in the Bridge Category in Kentucky. The award was presented during the APWA’s State Chapter Annual conference being held in Louisville last week.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge subject of KET documentary next week

    Staff Report
    The history-making Milton-Madison Bridge Project will be featured in a 30-minute documentary on Kentucky Educational Television in early September, with a late-August sneak preview taking place in Madison.
    “The Milton-Madison Bridge: History on the Ohio” tells the story of how a new bridge connecting the communities of Milton and Madison came to be built and the innovative approach that made it a reality – despite several formidable challenges.

  • Bridge up for top national awards

    Indiana and Kentucky’s transportation departments are encouraging the public to vote for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project in a national competition for the best transportation project.
    Voting for the People’s Choice Award in the America’s Transportation Awards competition is taking place online. To vote, simply go to votemmbridge.com. Each person may cast up to 10 ballots per day through September 11.

  • Work resumes on Ohio River bridge

    Staff Report
    Work resumed on the Milton-Madison Bridge this week as the construction crew modifies bearings on the pedestrian walkway. This requires raising the sidewalk slightly, approximately an inch, in some areas, according to a statement from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • Historic Milton-Madison Bridge slide documented
  • Free cross-river transportation offered

    The Trimble Banner
    The City of Madison and Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides, LLC have agreed to provide passenger ferry service across the Ohio River during the remaining two weeks of the Milton-Madison Bridge closure. The service began Monday, Mar. 31.

  • Bridge slide video
  • Short Section of Milton-Madison Bridge slid into place today

    A 100-foot concrete section on the Kentucky side of the Milton-Madison Bridge has been slid into place. The slide began this morning just after 11:30 and was completed in less than two hours. Workers are now conducting finishing touches. 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.

  • New falcon box in place on bridge

    The peregrine falcons that have made the Milton-Madison Bridge their home over the years have a new nest.  A new falcon box has been put in place on the underside of the new bridge over the water. 
    Since 2002, falcons have been known to make the bridge their nesting spot.  When the new Milton-Madison Bridge work began, the project took measures to protect these birds of prey.  As construction progressed, the falcon box was located on old pier #5 – the only pier that was not being re-used.  Two weeks ago, the old pier was demolished. 

  • Jacking Up Corner of Milton-Madison Bridge Will Allow for Slide

    Workers plan to use jacks to lift the southeast corner of the new Milton-Madison Bridge steel truss in order to replace a steel bridge bearing that dislodged on Tuesday, March 11. This will allow the planned slide of the new steel truss to proceed.