Milton-Madison Bridge

  • Ramping up
  • Bridge transport
  • Milton-Madison bridge reduced to one lane July 15

    The Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane on Friday, July 15th 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 the 2009 in-depth inspection.
    The lane closure is subject to change due to inclement weather and other unforeseen delays. Dial 511 or visit 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information

  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

  • Falcon chicks almost ready to fly from bridge

    By Kathy Francis
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    One of the four peregrine falcon chicks living with their adult parents on a pier of the Milton-Madison Bridge fell or was blown off the pier during a storm on Monday, May 23.

    Walsh Construction Company project engineer Tom Swert rescued the male chick after he discovered it floating on a piece of drift near the Indiana causeway on the Madison shore.

  • Team oversees efforts to mitigate impacts of bridge construction

    A mitigation team is overseeing plans and available funding for addressing negative impacts, which are expected to be encountered during the construction of a new U.S. 421 bridge over the Ohio River between Milton and Madison.

    When the Federal Highway Administration considers construction projects they must by law consider the impact on the environment and on historic properties. When there is a negative impact, funds are made available to mitigate that impact.

  • Bridge work delayed by high water
  • Pier work gets underway on 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.