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Replacement of Ohio River bridge at Milton, Madison is complete, transportation officials say


MILTON, Kentucky — Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana say work is just about finished on the Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River.

Officials say painting is complete, and traffic controls have been removed. All that's left is restriping the pavement and performing some minor corrective work.

The nearly half-mile structure became the longest bridge in North America to be slid into place in April 2014. The original bridge first opened to traffic in 1929. Traffic continued moving between Madison, Indiana, and Milton, Kentucky, because of the bridge slide technique for all but 41 days of construction.

The bridge recently received top honors for innovation from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

A documentary on the building of the bridge can be seen at http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/ or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81CIFULaWCQ&feature=youtu.be .

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