Crews prepare to lift a 2,000 ton, pre-assembled bridge span onto temporary piers as part of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.
Milton-Madison Bridge Project
(Madison, Ind.) – The big lift is underway Monday at the Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.
Crews with the Milton-Madison Bridge Project are preparing to lift a 727-foot, 2,000 ton, pre-assembled bridge span into place from barges and onto temporary bridge piers.
The lift is similar to one that was conducted for a 600-foot span in June. Eventually, both spans will be pushed onto the permanent bridge piers.
The span lift Monday will not affect traffic on the existing U.S. 421 bridge connecting Indiana and Kentucky. A 3-ton weight limit and 36-foot length restriction remain in effect for vehicles traversing the bridge.
The new $103 million bridge is scheduled to open in early 2013.