Stillwater Bridge To Close With Government Shutdown

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 9:45 am

A busy bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota will close if the government shuts down on July 1. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said on Friday that if a budget deal can’t be reached by the end of the month, the Stillwater Lift Bridge will close on June 30.

The bridge connects the two states over the St. Croix River, and if it is closed a detour route would go through Hudson, Wisconsin. Thousands of people use the bridge on a daily basis.

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