S. Indiana bridge demolition scheduled next week

S. Indiana bridge demolition scheduled next week

S. Indiana bridge demolition scheduled next week

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 12 at 3:08 PM

MADISON, Ind. (AP) -- A bridge that linked southern Indiana to Kentucky for eight decades is scheduled to start coming down in a series of blasts that will halt air, water and road traffic.
 
   The Madison Courier reports (http://bit.ly/15yU5VK ) the main section of the Madison-Milton bridge is scheduled to come down Wednesday morning. It's the first in a series of blasts designed to remove the 2,400-foot-long steel bridge.
 
   Contractor Advanced Explosives Demolition will precut the truss and then detonate charges in intervals so the bridge falls into the Ohio River.
 
   Additional blasts will occur over the next few weeks to bring down the remainder of the bridge.
 
   The Coast Guard plans to close the Ohio River to traffic for 24 hours for the demolition and retrieval of the bridge pieces from the water.

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