Final pier taken down on old Milton-Madison Bridge

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by WHAS11/ NEWS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 6:44 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- The last remaining nearly 100-foot tall pier from the Milton-Madison Bridge was taken down just after 4 p.m. on Friday.

Officials set off a controlled explosion on the bottom part of the pier so it fell onto the Indiana shore.

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With the pier safely resting on the shoreline, it will be broken into smaller pieces and hauled off site. A second blast will fracture remaining portions of the pier under water so that they can be removed and hauled off.  This blast will take place next week.  new investment.

The blast was pushed back over a week due to the wintery weather in the area.

In March, a new bridge will slide into place on the referbished piers.

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