• Bridge Update

    The Milton-Madison Bridge reopened to all motorists at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, April 17.  Vehicles lined up on either side of the bridge for the opportunity to be among the first to cross the bridge, which was slid 55 feet from temporary piers onto its permanent refurbished piers one week before. The video on the right highlights the reopening.

  • Time-Lapse of Historic Bridge Slide

    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.

  • Thanks to Community

    On April 17, 2014, the new Milton-Madison Bridge reopened permanently.  This followed the historic slide that took place a week earlier, during which the half-mile bridge was slid laterally 55 feet on top of permanent piers. This is the longest bridge slide of its type in North America.  To celebrate the bridge opening, Tony McClellan from the Indiana Dep’t of Transportation and Matt Bullock of the Kentucky Transportation Dep’t produced this video to highlight this historic project and to commemorate the reopening.

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  • Vaughn Dr., between Ferry Street and St. Michaels Avenue, is closed for the duration of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project. (more)




construction update


    • Bridge reopened
    • The slide is complete
    • Friday, March 21 through Saturday, March 22, work was conducted to replace a steel bearing on the southeast corner of the bridge
    • Thursday, March 13: A 100-foot concrete section on the Kentucky side of the Milton-Madison Bridge has been slid into place. (video)