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Crews resume slide of new Ohio River bridge

Officials had said they expected winds to delay for a couple days the moving of the new span from its temporary supports across steel rails onto rehabilitated piers of the previous bridge.

The Trucker News Services

4/10/2014

MADISON, Ind. — Highway officials say crews have resumed the slide of the new Ohio River bridge between Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky., after making adjustments for windy conditions.

Officials had said they expected winds to delay for a couple days the moving of the new span from its temporary supports across steel rails onto rehabilitated piers of the previous bridge.

The slide started back up Thursday morning after crews on Wednesday moved the span about 30 percent of the 55 feet it needs to go.

The bridge has been closed since a March 11 construction accident. Officials say it will take about a week to open the bridge once the new span is in place.

Work began in late 2010 on a $100 million project to replace the old bridge.

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