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A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic will again flow across the Ohio River span that connects Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. via U.S. Highway 421. Weather permitting, the bridge will be reopened to all motorists at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
There will be additional work following the reopening, which includes completion of the pier caps, removal of the temporary piers, installation of measures to protect the refurbished piers and some painting. As a result, the bridge is still considered an active work zone and will has a speed limit of 20 miles per hour.
As of Saturday evening April 12, ambulances have been allowed to cross the Milton Madison Bridge with a Walsh Construction crew serving as an escort. The emergency ferry service, which had been operating since mid-March, came to an end effective at 7 p.m. that evening. Ambulances have 24/7 access to the bridge, which remains closed to all other traffic. Following the historic slide of the bridge on Thursday, April 10, construction crews still have to complete inspections, road connections to the bridge and other work before the bridge is reopened to all motorists. The bridge is expected to reopen in the middle of the week.
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