Officials: Leo Frigo bridge NOT in danger of collapse

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by Chris Patterson

GREEN BAY -- The bridge that carries I-43 over the Fox River in Green Bay has been shut down after a long deep dip in the pavement has been discovered.

The long dip in the pavement was discovered at 4:51 a.m. by drivers. Law enforcement closed down the bridge to traffic about a half hour later. Police say the dip on the Leo Frigo Bridge is at least 150 yards long and three feet deep across all four lanes. 

State Department of Transportation officials say the dip in the bridge was caused by one of the piers supporting the bridge settling into the ground by two feet. They are regularly checking the pier to see if it has gone any deeper into the ground.

The Wisconsin DOT says the bridge is not in danger of collapsing, and have no estimate as to when the bridge will reopen.

Another news conference has been scheduled by DOT officials for September 26th at 3:00 p.m.

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