The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), in a partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), designed a new bridge to replace the original bridge. The new project was headed mostly by INDOT. The old bridge was removed except for several piers in the waterway, which were rehabilitated and widened to accommodate a new, wider steel-truss superstructure. Scour mitigation was also performed on the existing piers. The new bridge also features an ADA-compliant pedestrian walkway. Construction for the new bridge began in the fall of 2010, with the old bridge remaining open during work on the piers. Walsh Construction Company planned to close the bridge for only 10 days during construction rather than an anticipated year-long closure. The team used an innovative construction method called "truss sliding" to "slide" the 3,181-foot-long (970 m) truss into place along steel rails and plates.
Emergency ferry service during the 2012 and 2014 bridge closure periods was provided by Madison, Indiana-based, Madison Milton Ferry LLC, in partnership with Anderson Ferry of Hebron, Kentucky. Passenger ferry service was provided by Madison based Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC during the bridge closure for the final slide. In 15 days over 4000 passengers and 12 dogs were transported in a 6 passenger Jet Boat between Milton Kentucky and Madison Indiana.
The bridge slide was completed April 10, 2014. The bridge reopened to traffic April 17, 2014.
The old steel truss bridge, built in 1929, was extremely narrow with two 10-foot lanes and no shoulders or sidewalk.
The new truss bridge looks similar to the existing. The road deck widened to 40 feet and includes two 12-foot lanes, 8-foot shoulders and a 5-foot side walk cantilevered to the downstream side of the trusses.