Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 19, 2013

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Stillwater Lift Bridge re-opens


The bridge lift schedule was suspended due to a frayed cable

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Stillwater Lift Bridge will open to motorists and water traffic sooner than expected.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, the lift bridge will resume its normal lift schedule. 

The bridge was closed to water traffic at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 16 when crews detected a frayed cable on the lift system.  As a safety precaution, the normal lift schedule was suspended and the lift span was in the down position until repairs were completed.

Rehabilitation of the Stillwater Lift Bridge, spanning the St. Croix River between Stillwater, Mn. 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 guardrails, curbs and gutters.

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 real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

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