Green Bay interstate bridge closed due to sagging
Green Bay police closed the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge that spans the Fox River before sunrise Wednesday after a four-lane section, about 150 to 200 yards, sagged about 3 feet.
The Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Wisconsin transportation officials were checking the safety of an interstate bridge spanning a river in Green Bay after a section of the structure was compromised.
Green Bay police closed the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge that spans the Fox River before sunrise Wednesday after a four-lane section, about 150 to 200 yards, sagged about 3 feet. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said it did not know when the bridge would reopen and has posted detour routes.
Work crews completed work on the bridge earlier this year as part of a nearly $17 million project to improve several miles Interstate 43, including the bridge.
The project included resurfacing the span, replacement of bridge joints, repainting of steel support girders, installation of traffic cameras at multiple locations near the bridge, and the addition of access-control gates at the ramps to get on I-43, according to Press-Gazette Media.
The bridge, built in 1981, carries about 40,000 vehicles a day is names for Leo Frigo who found a food pantry for the poor in Green Bay.
Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com
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