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Background informationProject Created: April 6, 2011

Project Name: Milton-Madison Bridge (Kentucky-Indiana)
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Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Bridge, Roads
Status: Design / Construction
Type: Substantial Alteration of Existing Facility
Description: Innovative $131 million replacement of existing Bridge over the Ohio River. A new 3181 foot long truss will be moved along steel rails and plates across the piers of the existing bridge to slide the new bridge into place during a 10-day bridge closing. The method is called "truss sliding". The original project opened in December 1929 as a $1million project requiring a $.45 automobile toll and a $.05 pedestrian toll. Twenty years after opening, tolls were removed from the bridge. Despite multiple rehabilitations, the 20-ft wide bridge is deteriorating.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Joint project of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Dept of Transportation. Estimated cost is $131million.

Project Locations

Address: U.S. 421
City: Milton
State: Kentucky
Country: United States of America

Address: 198 Harrison St
City: Madison
State: Indiana
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: Existing bridge deck will be replaced, on existing piers, which will be strengthened and expanded.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Original Project estimate of $131 million -- but project was procured through a Design Build economy at a low bid of $103 million, 20% below the estimate. In Feb 2010, the project received $20 million in stimulus funding from the Federal Government under the ARRA.

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Direct Cash Support

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From Public Sponsor of Project - Direct Expenditure of Appropriated Public Funds: $83 million from state DOTs (two of them - KY and IND)

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: Grant of $20 million from US Govt.

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Borrowed from Capital Markets: US is operating a large deficit. Unknown whether the funds granted were in part borrowed from capital markets.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? Yes

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction
Mandatory Statutory Form
State contract format. 

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: September 30, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
< $10 Million US
$100-250 Million US
< $200 Million US


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