With just a few quick blasts and a puff of smoke, Advanced Explosives Demolition workers imploded the 700-ft-long main span of the Milton-Madison Bridge on July 23 to make way for a new crossing over the Ohio River.

Connecting Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., since 1929, the old bridge is being replaced with a wider truss that Walsh Construction will slide into place—all 2,400 ft of it at the same time—later this year.

Built on downriver temporary piers, the bridge will be rigged up to strand jacks that will pull the structure laterally 55 ft onto the old bridge's rehabbed piers.

Read more about this project in ENR Midwest.