Bridge to Green Bay Opens Ahead of Schedule
For the City-Times
Governor Scott Walker today joined area officials, contractors, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to announce the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay will reopen to traffic on Sunday, January 5th – twelve days earlier than the expected January 17 completion date.
“Our top priority from the start has been to get this critical part of the state’s transportation infrastructure fixed and back in service in a safe and timely manner,” Governor Walker said. “I would like to thank the outstanding team of workers, contractors, and local officials for your remarkable job in getting this project completed ahead of schedule. As an added bonus, the bridge will open just in time to ease traffic for those heading to Lambeau Field to see a Packer playoff win.”
Following the announcement, Governor Walker, along with Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb toured the site of the bridge and personally thanked workers, many of whom were on the job nights, weekends, and holidays, to complete the repairs.
The bridge has been closed since September 25, 2013, when one of the piers sank unexpectedly. State engineers determined unique soil conditions contributed to corrosion in five piers and those piers required extensive repairs.