- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

MILTON, Ky. (AP) - The Ohio River bridge between Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana, has picked up another award.

The bridge attracted attention when it was slid laterally into place from temporary piers onto refurbished permanent piers in April 2014.

Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials said in a news release that the bridge received the American Public Works Association state chapter award in the bridge competition Thursday in Louisville.

The bridge is the longest in North America at 2,428 feet to be slid laterally into place. It is 40 feet wide and has12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders, making it twice as wide as the original 1929 structure. There is also a 5-foot-wide cantilevered pedestrian walkway.

The bridge previously won an award from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for innovation.



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