WisDOT works to reopen bridge by 2014


by Chris Patterson

GREEN BAY -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has identified the cause of the Leo Bridge's problems. The closure of the bridge could make things more difficult for Packers fans planning to attend home games this year.

Transportation officials reveal soil and water played a big part in causing the corrosion of the pilings for pier 22. The pier sank eight feet into the ground, causing the bridge to bend in ways it wasn't meant too. Project Manager Tom Buchholz says the plan is to fix it quickly and safely.

Governor Scott Walker declared the site a state of emergency, making it eligible for federal money. Money not impacted by the government shutdown.

Project managers hope to have the bridge opened by the end of the year.



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