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Leo Frigo Bridge closed due to significant sagging

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Leo Frigo Bridge closed due to significant sagging

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

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.