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Milton-Madison 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,

     

  • Public hearing last chance to comment on bridge project

    The Trimble Banner The Milton-Madison Bridge Project team will present the Environmental Assessment during a public hearing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Milton Elementary School. John Carr, project manager with Wilbur Smith Associates, the engineering firm hired by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to

     

    The Trimble Banner

    The Milton-Madison Bridge Project team will present the Environmental Assessment during a public hearing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Milton Elementary School.

  • Defining jargon of bridge project

    Section 106. NHPA. Mitigation. NEPA. These are among the confusing technical jargon that easily rolls off the tongues of those closely associated with the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. But what do they all mean, and why should you care? To simplify it, think two words: environment and history. First, leaders of major projects like this are required by federal law to consider t

     

  • Can a safe Milton-Madison bridge be built in a year, less?

    The Trimble Banner On both sides of the Ohio River, residents are concerned that a proposed project to replace the Milton-Madison Bridge will sacrifice safety for expedience. “Urgency is not the best time to buy,” warned Milton resident and businessman Allen Cox. Cox was one of 18 people who spoke

     

    The Trimble Banner

    On both sides of the Ohio River, residents are concerned that a proposed project to replace the Milton-Madison Bridge will sacrifice safety for expedience.

  • Here's my 2 cents on the Milton-Madison Bridge project

    I’m not really what you’d call a gambler, but I do enjoy going to Belterra on occasion to play video poker. I never take much to spend – or, I should say, lose; I’m fully aware of my limitations. It’s a good thing, too. A month ago, I would have bet everything I own that the last option Milton-Madison Bridge Project officials ever would choose was to

     

  • Petition circulating to preserve Milton-Madison Bridge

    The Trimble Banner

    Imagine riding a bike or walking with your family across the Ohio River on the Milton-Madison Bridge.

     It’s a dream for George Freeman, a former Madison resident who has started a grass-roots effort to preserve the 80-year-old span for future generations.

    Freeman, who owned WIKI Radio station for 20 years, is circulating a petition to have the old span preserved as a foot bridge. He also wants to see an observation tower included on any new structure that might replace the existing bridge for motor vehicle traffic.

  • Weight limit set for Milton-Madison Bridge

    MILTON, Ky. – Tractor trailers and other vehicles weighing 15 tons or more soon will be barred from the Milton-Madison Bridge, following a recent inspection by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    A “fracture critical inspection” conducted in December revealed “advanced deterioration” of the bridge, officials said during a meeting Thursday, March 12, at Milton City Hall.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge project moves forward

    Have an opinion about the future of the Milton-Madison Bridge? Tell it to your neighbor.

    Another step in the Milton-Madison Bridge project was taken last week when members of the newly formed Project Advisory Group, PAG, met for the first time on Oct. 9 at the Brown Memorial Gymnasium in Madison, Indiana.

    The meeting outlined what was to be expected of PAG members and how the PAG process would work.