Update on the Leo Frigo Bridge

Update on the Leo Frigo Bridge

Crews have started raising the structure back into place.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Crews have started raising the Leo Frigo Bridge back into place. 

Work on lifting the northbound lanes of Leo Frigo began today at Noon, and will wrap up tomorrow. Then, over the weekend, the focus will turn to the southbound lanes.

Back in September, the bridge sank more than two feet at pier 22, causing it to close to traffic. The sagging section of the bridge weighs more than three million pounds, and so will take up to 10 hours to get just one side jacked up.

And, so far, things are looking good, even with the work far from over.

"We think the deck is in very good shape, and when we get it jacked up into its original position, we'll inspect it again," says Kim Rudat, the regional communications manager with the Wisconsin DOT. "But that doesn't mean we can open the bridge because we're still stabilizing the other piers."

DOT officials are aiming to have the bridge back open by mid-January.
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