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Traffic is down on Green Bay bridge


GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Traffic is down significantly since the reopening of the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay.

The Press-Gazette Media reports a 20 percent decrease in traffic compared to the same period a year ago.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says more than 23,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day since it was fixed and reopened January 5. The average last year was nearly 29,000.

The bridge carrying I-43 traffic across the Fox River was closed September 25 after motorists discovered a two-foot dip in the pavement east of the river.

State highway officials say the decrease in traffic is not surprising, since motorists used alternative routes for three months while the bridge was closed.

Green Bay Alderman Joe Moore says he suspects the harsh winter has made motorists reluctant to use the bridge.

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