Gov. Walker approves $7.7 million to repair Leo Frigo Bridge
GREEN BAY (WITI) — Governor Scott Walker has approved $7.7 million to repair the Leo Frigo Bridge. A bridge pier sank two feet on September 25, causing the deck to sag closing the bridge. The bridge is expected to reopen in January 2014.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) engineers earlier announced that Pier 22 sank as the result of corrosion to the pier’s pilings due to the unique soil conditions surrounding them. These same conditions are found from Pier 21 to 25 and all of these piers will be repaired.
Plans call for new drilled shafts to be installed at the bases of the five piers, protected from the corrosive conditions that exist and connected to the pier footings. The deck at Pier 22 will then be jacked back into place and supports installed.