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Leo Frigo Bridge repairs likely to cost $8 million

Three companies bidding for repairs
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)--Repairs for the Leo Frigo Bridge will likely cost $8 million, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

State officials originally estimated the repairs at $50 million.

"I think when they first put that number out there, they weren't sure what they were going to have to do.  Since that time, structural experts have analyzed and determined what is needed to get this bridge open to traffic and have it safe for the traveling public," said Scott Lawry with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Three construction companies are bidding to repair the Leo Frigo Bridge.

Lawry said the company with the lowest and most responsible bid will be chosen.

The three companies bidding for the project are Edward Kraemer and Sons, Lunda Construction Company, and Zenith Tech Inc.

Lunda is currently working on the stabilization of the Leo Frigo Bridge.

Below is a list of the bids:
Zenith Tech., INC. $7,722,401.95 1
Lunda Construction Company $8,280,217.80 2
Edward Kraemer & Sons, INC $8,831,267.50

State officials are reviewing the bids and will make a decision by Wednesday morning, said Lawry.

Construction should begin next Monday, he said.

The bridge was closed last month after one of the support piers sunk.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation hopes to re-open the bridge on January 17th.

Today, on Local 5 News at 4:00 p.m., Bruce Enke, TSS Chief with the Wisconsin DOT, spoke about the bidding process.

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