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No date yet for next bridge blast
Thursday, August 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Crews are preparing for the next phase of the demolition of the old Madison-Milton bridge.
The demolition date has not been scheduled.
The next section to be destroyed is a 350-foot stretch of two spans near the Madison shore.
One of the main tasks is ensuring that the existing piers will not be damaged in any of the blasts, which is why parts of the bridge are still standing directly on top of the piers.
Those sections will be removed by cutting the steel and using cranes to lift the pieces onto barges.
The next demolition will leave a 70-foot section sitting on top of a pier with nothing supporting it other than where the section connects to the pier. Bridge officials are taking extra caution to make sure that section will not collapse under its own weight, possibly damaging the piers or the new bridge.
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