New peregrine falcon box in place at Milton-Madison Bridge

New peregrine falcon box in place at Milton-Madison Bridge

New peregrine falcon box in place at Milton-Madison Bridge

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 10:47 PM

MILTON, Ky. (WHAS11) – There is a new nest for the peregrine falcons that have made the Milton-Madison Bridge their home over the years.

The new falcon box was placed on the underside of the new bridge over the water. Falcons have been making the bridge their nesting spot since 2002.

During construction of the new Milton-Madison Bridge steps were taken to protect the falcons. As construction forged ahead, a falcon box was located on old pier #5. This particular pier was not going to be re-used and two weeks ago the pier was demolished.

The falcon box will remain attached to the truss when the new bridge slides onto its refurbished piers, which is expected to take place in March. 

For more information, visit MiltonMadisonBridge.com.



 

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