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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Even during all the noise and activity surrounding construction of the new Milton-Madison Bridge, two peregrine falcons successfully hatched and raised three chicks.
The three chicks were hatched in April and only recently left the nest. The falcons' nesting box is on the Indiana side of the bridge, and is on a pier that will not be part of the new version of the bridge.
The chicks were named Janet, Jack, and Chrissy after characters on the TV show "Three's Company." They have all been banded with special ID tags, and are said to be healthy.
The Milton-Madison Bridge has been home to falcons since 2002. There are only 13 known nesting pairs in Kentucky. A permanent home has to be found for the falcons' nesting box before the truss on the existing bridge is taken away.
Falcons are still federally protected even though they are no longer on the endangered species list.