(Madison, Ind.) - The Milton-Madison Bridge remains off limits to traffic.
Crowds gathered along the Indiana banks of the Ohio River Wednesday – the first day of a five day closure - to watch demolition crews use controlled explosives to eliminate a 150-foot section of the bridge ramp.
The Milton bridge approach was removed with heavy equipment.
In the next few days, a new temporary ramp will be connected. That will allow for a new ramp to be built in preparation of a new Milton-Madison Bridge which will open later this year.
The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic on Sunday. Meanwhile, drivers must cross the river at either Markland Dam or Louisville.
Here is a video of the demolition from the Milton-Madison Bridge Project: