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Gas pipeline located about 12 feet from Leo Frigo Bridge pier that settled

As captured by WTAQ News on the "Day of the Dip" on the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay
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As captured by WTAQ News on the "Day of the Dip" on the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A gasoline pipeline is located about 12 feet from where a support pier sank at the Leo Frigo Bridge. 

State Department of Transportation spokesman Kim Rudat says there's no risk of a leak, or anything worse -- but it is something for investigators and workers at the site to be aware of. 

The support pier sank two feet last Wednesday, causing a dip on the four-lane bridge over the Fox River on Interstate 43. 

Rudat said the pier in question has not sunk any further, and neither have any of the other piers. The bridge is closed while workers determine the cause of the problem and fix it. 

The fuel line is owned by the West Shore Pipeline Company. It runs from Chicago to Green Bay, carrying up to 70,000 barrels of gasoline per day for the state's most populated areas. 

Patrick Hodgins of West Shore says the line runs about 12 feet underground, parallel to the Leo Frigo bridge. He said it's not a concern, but his company is monitoring the situation and can shut off the pipeline easily if need be.  

Hodgins said West Shore would have somebody at the site whenever there's digging, and they don't expect a problem for now.