Milton. That's Madison, Indiana across the Ohio River, 1943
Madison Milton Bridge
Bridge Construction, 1929
Milton Madison Bridge, 1934
from the US Army, Chief of Engineers
|When a serious effort was made to bridge the Ohio between Lamb and Carrollton, the Milton-Madison bridge owners published a booklet on why that was a really bad idea. You can read it here. (pdf)|
That's Indiana Governor Harry Leslie on the right. Kentucky's
governor didn't make it to the bridge dedication
|From a Facebook post by Bob Boyd||Harry Leman, photo|
The bridge opened as a toll bridge, but was freed on November 1,
The story of the bridge, from the 1947 dedication booklet, is here.
Milton's parade float in the bridge opening parade
|The Madison Milton Bridge opened on December 20, 1929. There was a parade, and speakers, and a fly over, (led by H. Weir Cook) which dropped floral arrangements on the bridge along with 1000's of congratulatory leaflets.|
The engineering behind the bridge replacement, 2013.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Isaac Asimov