Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

Between Minnesota and Wisconsin on the St. Croix River

Traffic impacts

Lift schedule

The 2016 Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tue, Oct. 18. Boaters must call MnDOT at 651-234-7110 a minimum of 24 hours in advance to schedule a bridge lift next spring before the 2017 schedule is implemented.

Upcoming traffic changes

Vehicle traffic that currently travels on the Stillwater Lift Bridge will be transferred to the new St. Croix Crossing bridge once the new bridge is open this fall. At that time, the Stillwater Lift Bridge will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian facility.

River traffic

Efforts will be made to minimize impacts to river traffic by scheduling work both outside of the navigation season and within the navigation season.

About this project

Summary of work

The Historic Stillwater Lift Bridge spanning the St. Croix River will undergo a transformation into a bicycle/pedestrian facility. This conversion project is part of the St. Croix Crossing Project. The converted lift bridge will also become part of a 5-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river crossing bridge up with the historic bridge. The Lift Bridge will still operate to accommodate boat navigation. 

  • Repair steel connections
  • Restore mechanical and electrical components
  • Repair concrete railings
  • Reconstruct concourse
  • Paint lift bridge its historic green color

Video

Stillwater Lift Bridge - Animation of Final Design