• Time-lapse video of Milton-Madison Bridge Project

    The time-lapse video at right chronicles the Milton-Madison Bridge Project from the beginning of construction in the Spring of 2011 through the historic bridge slide three years later.

  • Governors Lead Dedication Ceremony

    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.



  • 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.

  • Sidewalk Open image.

    Sidewalk Open

    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.

traffic alerts

Final touch-up painting on the Milton-Madison Bridge resumed on Monday, April 6. During this work the bridge’s sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. There will be daily closings of the bridge shoulders (emergency lanes). Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution when crossing the bridge while crews are at work. The painting is expected to last throughout the summer.

The Milton-Madison Bridge Project — a joint effort between the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet — has received numerous state and national engineering awards for innovation. Spanning nearly a half mile, the truss of the Milton-Madison Bridge made history in April 2014 by being the longest bridge in North America — and perhaps the world —to be slid laterally into place.



construction update


    • Touch-up painting resumed April 6, 2015
    • Pedestrian walkway open
    • Vaughn Drive reopened