Originally published April 24, 2013
All Hands on Deck
Madison-Milton Bridge Project: Bridge work focuses on pouring roadway
Friday, April 26, 2013 11:00 AM
The Madison-Milton bridge is moving closer to completion after workers poured concrete on one section of the new span.
Workers, above, move about on the galvanized metal bridge deck forms on the Madison side of the new Madison-Milton bridge on Tuesday. After rebar, below, is installed, the concrete will be poured to form the roadway. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)
Correction - April 25, 2013
The project supervisor for the Madison-Milton bridge project is Larry Collins. An incorrect name was provided for Wednesday's paper.
Concrete was poured over an 800-foot section of the bridge. The workers used 5,000 tons of concrete. The two remaining sections of the bridge will be completed soon.
"I think our plan is to pour the next two sections from the Madison part," said Larry Shane "Red Dog" Collins, the project supervisor.
Workers will put rebar in place to pour concrete for the barricades along the sides of the bridge, which will stand about two-feet tall. Workers will also install the electrical components for the lights on the bridge.
After a seal is sprayed on the road, it will be ready for vehicle use.
"This is your finished road," Collins said of the concrete poured Monday. "This is what you'll drive on."
After the two other sections are finished, cars will begin driving on the new surface and the temporary ramps will no longer be used.
The finished bridge will have 12-foot lanes with eight-foot shoulders.
The bridge is still scheduled to open this summer.