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The record-breaking slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge is complete. The new bridge’s 55-foot journey from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers came to a successful completion on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Spanning nearly a half mile, the truss of the Milton-Madison Bridge is now the longest bridge in North America – and perhaps the world – to be slid laterally into place, making it a historic day for Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky. Watch time-lapse video by clicking on image on the right.
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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