Work begins to stabilize sagging Leo Frigo bridge
Construction of towers on major bridge in Green Bay starts Monday
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said work will begin next week to stabilize a major bridge in Green Bay.
The Leo Frigo bridge has been closed since Sept. 25 after a portion of the structure developed a deep dip in the pavement. Investigators determined a support pier sank about two feet after pilings beneath the pier corroded and buckled.
WLUK-TV said construction of two stabilization towers will begin Monday. The DOT said the towers will be temporary and will keep the bridge from further damage. One-hundred percent of the $1.5 million temporary fix is expected to be covered by the federal Emergency Relief Program.
Preliminary estimates put the cost of permanent repairs at $50 million, but that figure could fluctuate as transportation officials develop a final repair plan.
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