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Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Ind. Gov. Mike Pence led a ceremony Tuesday, October 28 at the Brown Gym in Madison, Ind. to dedicate the new Milton-Madison Bridge. The governors were joined by other dignitaries in praising the spirit of cooperation and paying tribute to the innovative engineering that led to the successful completion of the project. The event was attended by several hundred people.
Sliding a half-mile bridge weighing 30 million pounds is not only an amazing feet, it’s historic. When the Milton-Madison Bridge slid 55 feet onto permanent piers, it was the largest bridge slide of its type in North America, perhaps the world. On April 10, 2014, the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge was complete. The time-lapse video on the right shows this incredible engineering task in about a minute.
The sidewalk opened for pedestrian use October 28 following the dedication ceremony. Citizens of Madison and Milton began immediately enjoying the new experience. The old bridge did not have a sidewalk.