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Sept. 7, 2012



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Reminder: Stillwater Lift Bridge closing to vehicle, bike, ped traffic Sept. 10
Lift Bridge rehabilitation project continues through late December


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists in the eastern Twin Cities Metro Area and western Wisconsin will experience delays and a detour as the Stillwater Lift Bridge spanning the St. Croix River between Stillwater and Houlton, Wisc. closes on Monday, Sept. 10. The bridge will be closed to vehicle, bike and ped traffic until mid-December.


Repairs to the Lift Bridge began July 9. Much of the work on the bridge beneath the driving surface has been completed, and attention now turns to the sections above.


Rehabilitation on the historic bridge will focus on repairing steel connections, replacing and repairing mechanical and electrical components, repairing concrete surfaces, repairing floor beams, painting portions of the bridge and replacing guardrail, curb and gutter.


The lift span will open only to river traffic only on Sundays from Oct. 15 through Nov. 5.


Motorists are advised to cross the St. Croix River either at the I-94 Bridge at Hudson, Wisc., or at the Highway 243 Bridge at Osceola, Wisc.


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