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Milton-Madison Bridge

  • Overview of bridge project tops agenda

    The Trimble Banner
    Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials and representatives from Walsh Construction will host a public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Milton Elementary School.
    A presentation at 6:30 p.m. will include an overview of the design-build process to be used to replace the 81-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge over the next year and a half.

  • Work begins soon on Milton-Madison Bridge project

    The moment everyone on both sides of the Ohio River has been waiting for is iminent – work to replace the 81-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge soon will be under way.

    During the past few weeks, a lot of behind-the-scenes work has been progressing, such as obtaining permits for the project from the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard  and Kentucky and Indiana environmental agencies, said Aaron Stover, project manager for Michael Baker Jr. Inc., the architectural firm hired for design review on the project. 

  • MOVE THAT BRIDGE!

    MADISON, Ind. – In keeping with the spirit of the proposed 10-day closure of the span they are about to replace, officials kept the ceremonial  groundbreaking for the Milton-Madison Bridge Project short and sweet.
    Madison Mayor Tim Armstrong introduced the state and federal dignitaries invited to speak  at the event, which was moved indoors from the bridge site to the Brown Auditorum because of rain.

  • WALSH OFFICIALS EXPLAIN BRIDGE PROJECT

    The Trimble Banner Area residents were delighted by the news last week that the company that won the contract for the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project plans to close the Ohio River crossing for just 10 days during the course of the project. “All of us who rely on this river crossing as a means of making a living and to support our families should feel a huge sense of release,&rd

     

  • Lawmakers OK funding for Milton bridge project

    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $4.45 billion two-year road plan late Saturday that includes $62.5 million in funding for Kentucky’s share of the Milton- Madison bridge. The cost of the project will be evenly split between Indiana and Kentucky said the spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Chuck Wolfe. The Transp

     

    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $4.45 billion two-year road plan late Saturday that includes $62.5 million in funding for Kentucky’s share of the Milton- Madison bridge.

  • Bridge project deadline extended to late 2012

     

  • Everyone involved with bridge project deserves credit for grant

    Finally. We all know now that, one way or another, the Milton-Madison Bridge will be replaced within the next two years.

    It’s been a long hard road. Just ask Jack Couch, a Trimble County resident and former judge-executive who has been working toward this goal since 1986, when studies first begun on replacing the bridge.

  • Area officials excited about bridge project

    The Trimble Banner

    MADISON, Ind. –“We are so excited,” said Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, smiling broadly after a Monday news conference with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Madison’s City Hall.

    Stevens said he and other Trimble officials are thrilled to see the project moving forward, especially “after seeing things go backward, with the weight-limit reduction, and the poor rating [of the bridge].”

  • State, federal officials commit to funding bridge project

    The Trimble Banner

     

    MADISON, Ind. – There were no surprises in Monday’s news conference with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at Madison’s City Hall.

    LaHood, who earlier in the day had visited officials with the Louisville bridges project in Jeffersonville, Ind., was escorted into Madison by Indiana Congressman Baron Hill to personally pledge the $20 million in federal grants awarded to the Milton-Madison Bridge project.

  • Bridge project awarded $20 million in TIGER Grant funds

    The federal government Wednesday announced it would fund $20 million of the $95 million requested by the transportation agencies of Kentucky and Indiana for replacement of the Milton-Madison Bridge. The grant was split evenly between the two states. In a news release announcing the recipients of funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program,