Time-lapse Video of Milton-Madison Bridge’s 55-foot slide from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers.
The deteriorating 84-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge, carries US 421 across the Ohio River connecting the historic towns of Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky. Using a construction method called “truss sliding,” a new 2,427-foot-long truss will be moved along steel rails and plates and “slide” into place atop the existing piers, which will be rehabilitated. So, on April 10, the new bridge’s 55-foot journey from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers came to a successful completion. (more…)