A short film from Buckland & Taylor explaining the firm's role on the Milton Madison Bridge replacement project over the Ohio River.
Buckland & Taylor is part of the project team that includes contractor Walsh Construction Company and Burgess & Niple Engineers; in April 2014 they completed the longest lateral slide of a bridge in the world.
The new Milton-Madison Bridge replaced the functionally obsolete and structurally deficient steel truss bridge that was originally constructed in 1929. The new steel truss bridge is 740m long and 12m wide; twice as wide as the original bridge.
Additionally, a 1.5m-wide cantilevered footway hs been added to the structure. The new bridge was erected on temporary piers and two of the four main river spans were floated in and raised into place using strand jacks. The old bridge was then demolished. B&T designed the new trusses and engineered the procedures and temporary works to erect and slide the new trusses.