Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 17, 2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge to remain in down position until further notice

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Boaters and other water traffic on the St. Croix River will experience delays as crews replace an operating cable at the Stillwater Lift Bridge. Motor vehicle traffic on the bridge will not be affected.

A bridge operator detected a frayed cable on the lift system of the bridge during the 8:30 p.m. lift on Sunday, June 16. As a precaution, the normal lift schedule was suspended and the lift span will remain in the down position until the repair is complete.

MnDOT is currently seeking a replacement cable for the bridge.  When the cable is acquired, it will take approximately a week to install, weather permitting.

Water traffic taller than 6 feet will not be able to cross beneath the bridge until the lift span is operational.
Rehabilitation of the Stillwater Lift Bridge, spanning the St. Croix River between Stillwater, Minn. and Houlton, Wis., took place late in 2012. Crews repaired steel connections, replaced and repaired mechanical and electrical components, repaired concrete surfaces, repaired floor beams, painted portions of the bridge at repair locations and replaced guardrail, curb and gutter.

Visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/liftbridge/index.html for more information on the Stillwater Lift Bridge and to view a PDF of the 2013 Stillwater Lift Bridge opening schedule.

For travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.


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