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Leo Frigo Bridge to reopen in time for Packers game


GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- The Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay will reopen to traffic Sunday morning, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.

WBAY reports Gov. Scott Walker announced at a news conference Friday that the bridge will open at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, in time for the Packers game.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation had set the deadline for January 17. Crews worked around the clock on repairs, many of those days enduring freezing temperatures.

The bridge has been closed since September 25 when one of the piers sank into the ground and caused a large dip in the pavement. Engineers found that soil conditions caused corrosion in five piers, which required extensive repairs.

Crews began lifting the sagging sections with hydraulic jacks last month.

An estimated 40,000 vehicles used the bridge on a daily basis prior to the closure.

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