Work Begins On Huge Project To Replace Stillwater Lift Bridge

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin at Stillwater. This new bridge will replace the 80-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday that crews have built a construction staging area on the Minnesota banks of the St. Croix River.

The Associated Press reports that current work includes building dock walls to support equipment access for construction of bridge foundations. Crews also are installing steel sheet panels to provide docking facilities for barges.

The project includes building a new four-lane highway bridge across the river connecting expressways on both sides. Construction of the bridge superstructure is scheduled to start in 2014.

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