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)|
December 27, 1929
|Aerial view of Milton, Kentucky, when the bridge opened|
That's Indiana Governor Harry Leslie on the right. Kentucky's
governor didn't make it to the bridge dedication.
|Folks on the bridge at the 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 (Wikipedia), which dropped floral arrangements on the bridge along with 1000's of congratulatory leaflets.|
They built the new bridge next to the old one, and then slid it over to the piers of the old bridge.
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