Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

Between Minnesota and Wisconsin on the St. Croix River

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule

The bridge will only open if marine traffic is present. The schedule is in accordance with Coast Guard Regulations -- 33 CFR 117.667.


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  • Every hour between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Every 30 minutes between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • At 4 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m.
  • Every 30 minutes between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Weekends, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

  • At 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m.
  • Every hour between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Every half hour between 8 p.m. and midnight
Monday thru Friday Saturday and Sunday
Midnight - 8:00am Two hour notice  
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10:30pm Two hour notice Raises
11:00pm Two hour notice Raises
11:30pm Two hour notice Raises
Midnight Two hour notice Raises