CLOSED: 3.5 Miles Of I-43 And The Leo Frigo Bridge Of Green Bay, WI

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Northeast Region of Green Bay has announced that the Leo Frigo Bridge as well as 3.5 mile long portion of I-43 from Atkinson Road to Webster Avenue is closed to traffic (both northbound and southbound).

A detour using WIS 172 has been established.

Northbound traffic: Exit to WIS 172 westbound, to US 41northbound, to I-43 northbound.
Southbound traffic: Exit to WIS 172 eastbound to I-43 southbound.

As it stands, there has been no announcement of a reopening. The bridge and roadway have been closed due to the sagging of a large stretch of pavement. The bridge which is 150-200 yards in length has dipped 3 feet across all four lanes due to the sinkage. The bridge was closed early this morning, there have been no injuries.

This highway system is designated as a federal and state long truck route. Although the bridge, which was built in 1980, is not in danger of collapse – the closure will cause a major inconvenience for motorists as 40,000 vehicles cross the Leo Frigo Bridge every day.


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