MILTON, Ky. (AP) -- Explosives have brought down the final section of the old Madison-Milton Bridge over the Ohio River.
The demolition of the last 600-foot section of the 84-year-old span was moved up by a half hour Thursday morning to avoid poor weather conditions.
The remaining piers will be reinforced and widened at the top before a new bridge superstructure is put into place. The new 40-foot-wide bridge will be twice the size of the old span.
The new bridge is currently resting on temporary piers downstream from the old bridge.
Crews will pull pieces of the truss from the river, dismantle them and sell them for scrap.
The Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are working together on the bridge replacement.