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The slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge resumed this morning after modifications were made overnight to better deal with windy conditions. Yesterday, the bridge slid 16 feet laterally before it was stopped due to winds over the Ohio River, according to a Milton-Madison Bridge Project news release. Broadcast quality time-lapse video of yesterday’s slide can be viewed at www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/news-center.
Walsh Construction, which is building the Milton-Madison Bridge, brought in materials from the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, to assist in the control of synchronizing the slide onto its five piers.
The bridge has less than 40 feet yet to slide. And while it can slide as much as 10 feet per hour, many stops are taken along the way as part of the process. Weather conditions may prevent the slide from being completed today.