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Part of old Milton-Madison Bridge being demolished

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Map of the safety zone for the Sept 5 blast. (Source: miltonmadionbridge.com) Map of the safety zone for the Sept 5 blast. (Source: miltonmadionbridge.com)
A previous explosive demolition on a section of the Milton Madison Bridge. A previous explosive demolition on a section of the Milton Madison Bridge.

MILTON, KY (AP) - People near the old U.S. 421 bridge between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., may be required to take precautions Thursday when explosive demolition of part of the structure is scheduled.

The 400-foot-long northernmost section of the old truss will be taken out around 9 a.m. EDT on that day, weather permitting. People who live in a residential area of Madison will need to stay inside starting at 8:45 a.m. until after the blast.

Law enforcement officials will enforce a safety perimeter, and spectators must stay outside of it.

The new Milton-Madison Bridge will close around 9 a.m. and is expected to reopen before 11 a.m. Roads within the 1,000-foot safety perimeter will also be closed at 8:45 a.m. River traffic will be closed at about 9 a.m. and will reopen shortly after the blast.

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