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Bridge closure now likely through the end of March
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:00 AM
(March 2014 Courier file photo)
The Madison-Milton bridge is likely to remain closed through at least the end of the month, officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation said this morning.
The sequence of events required to open the bridge will take approximately two or more weeks.
The next major task is to lift the southeast corner of the new bridge steel truss to replace a steel bridge bearing, which dislodged March 11.
Four 250-ton jacks will be used for this operation, which is expected to take place later this week.
Following the jacking, crews will finish the installation of sliding harnesses in preparation for the slide of the nearly half-mile steel truss, which will be moved laterally 55 feet onto permanent piers.
Once the slide is completed, the bridge will remain closed while crews connect the bridge to the permanent approaches, which includes pouring concrete, installing expansion joints and striping pavement.
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