Leo Frigo Bridge closed due to significant sagging

CREATED Sep. 25, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep. 25, 2013

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  • Image by Wisconsin DOT

  • Barriers block access to the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay after a large dip was discovered in the roadway. Image by Brian Miller

  • Side view of the Leo Frigo Bridge, closed after inspectors discovered a large dip across the roadway. Image by Brian Milller

  • Leo Frigo Bridge is closed after police discovered a large dip across all lanes of the roadway. Image by WI Department of Transportation

  • Traffic is halted on the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay. Drivers are being detoured to HWY 172 and HWY 41 as inspectors determine what caused a large dip across the roadway. Image by WI Department of Transportation

  • Traffic is shut down on the Leo Frigo Bridge (Tower Drive) in Green Bay. The WIsconsin DOT is inspecting the surface after discovering a dip in the roadway. 9/25/13. Image by Wisconsin Department of Transportation

GREEN BAY - The Leo Frigo Bridge is currently closed for an inspection. According to Lt. Jody Buth with Green Bay Police, a 150-foot section of the bridge is sagging by at least three feet. The section crosses all four lanes.

The bridge takes I-43 NB and SB over the Fox River in Green Bay. The interstate remains closed between Atkinson Dr. and US 41, and will remain closed for a minimum of 24 hours.

Officials say they are inspecting the bridge after a driver reported a dip in the road.

Governor Scott Walker spoke on the closure Wednesday afternoon during a press conference. 

"It's a key transportation link in the area," Walker said. "Our #1 priority is and will continue to be ensuring the absolute safety of the public."

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has set up detours in the meantime.

WisDOT will be holding a press conference regarding the bridge Wednesday afternoon, but said they do not have a time or date for a possible reopening.

A signed detour using WIS 172 is in place. I-43 northbound traffic can exit to WIS 172 westbound to US 41 northbound to I-43 northbound. Southbound 1-43 traffic can follow US 41 southbound to WIS 172 eastbound to I-43 southbound.