Major I-43 Bridge in Green Bay Sags, Closes

Sep 25, 2013

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge crossing the Fox River in Green Bay is closed, because a section is sagging.

Three-foot dip crosses all four lanes

A driver noticed early Wednesday, that all four lanes dipped on the eastern rise, about three feet. Police closed the bridge shortly afterward; no one has been injured.

Engineers are inspecting the structure. They say a concrete support upholding a section of the bridge has settled more than two feet.

Thousands of vehicles have used the bridge every day since it opened in 1981.

According to DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb, the bridge is not in danger of collapsing but until further notice, will remain closed.