Bridge goes down in Kentucky - level 3

Bridge goes down in Kentucky - level 3

04-10-2013 06:00

It was a sad day in Kentucky when the final section of an 84-year-old bridge was demolished.

The 60-foot section of Milton-Madison Bridge between Kentucky and Indiana was taken down in an epic but controlled explosion.

Traffic was still able to cross the same area by a replacement bridge built along existing pylons alongside the Milton-Madison.

Work will now begin on widening those original piers. The final steps come later this year when the new bridge will slide onto them, onto what is thought to be the longest bridge slide ever in North America.

Difficult words: demolish (break completely), epic (big and cool), pylon (tall structure which carries something), pier (basement of the bridge).

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