DOT: Work to Stabilize Leo Frigo Bridge to Begin Monday

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DOT: Work to Stabilize Leo Frigo Bridge to Begin Monday

By Cassandra Duvall. CREATED Oct 11, 2013

GREEN BAY -- Work begins Monday to stabilize Green Bay’s Leo Frigo Bridge. The bridge has been closed since September 25, when a support pier sank causing the bridge to sag more than two feet. 

Two steel towers will be placed under the deck on Pier 22. Department of Transportation leaders say this is to ensure worker safety as we prepare for a permanent fix. The towers will cost $1.57 million. 

“Worker safety, public safety comes first, we want to do this job right,” said Kim Rudat, DOT Regional Communications Manager. 

Lateral stabilizers will also be installed on piers 21, 23, 25, where no sagging has been detected, but it's a precautionary measure.

 The DOT explains they'll have a permanent plan within the next three weeks.

“We know enough about what happened that we can do ahead and start designing a permanent fix,” said Rudat. 

The work for the towers that begins Monday is scheduled to finish by early November. The work is being done by Lunda Construction Company.