Milton-Madison Bridge

  • Milton-Madison Bridge named ‘Project of the Year’

    Staff Report
    The American Society of Highway Engineers, Great Lakes Region has recognized the Milton-Madison Bridge Project with its prestigious “Project of the Year” award. The honor was awarded last month at ASHE’s annual OTEC Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio. Patrick Osborne, with Michael Baker International, accepted the award on behalf of the project team, which includes the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Michael Baker International and Walsh Construction.

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

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    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.

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  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane tomorrow

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 10) from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations. The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

    The lane closure is subject to change due to inclement weather and other unforeseen delays.

  • Bridge snow removal plan explained

    Plans are in place to manage snow and ice removal from the Milton-Madison Bridge during the winter.

    With the first bit of light snowfall around the area Thursday evening, some residents may have been curious about the methods the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s highway crews will use to keep the weight-restricted bridge open to traffic during severe weather.