Small section of bridge will slide today
Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:00 AM
Work is scheduled to begin today to slide a nearly 100-foot concrete section of the new Madison-Milton bridge that is located over the Milton bank of the Ohio River.
Workers will use jacks to lift a corner of the truss so a steel bridge bearing that dislodged Tuesday can be replaced.
Structural experts with four engineering organizations have inspected the entire bridge and determined that it will be safe to reopen to traffic after it is slid onto permanent piers.
Officials say sliding the concrete section will take much of the day and that preparations are continuing to slide the nearly half-mile steel truss laterally 55 feet onto permanent piers.
A date for that has not been determined but is still expected to occur in March. The slide of the steel truss had been planned to begin Friday until the problem with the bearing.