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March 4, 2013



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MnDOT selects Edward Kraemer and Sons for St. Croix Crossing bridge foundation construction
New schedule accelerates construction of bridge


ST. PAUL, Minn.— A Wisconsin contracting company, Edward Kraemer and Sons, is the apparent low bidder for constructing the foundation of the new river crossing located between Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph Township in Wisconsin. The foundation work will start in April 2013 and be completed in early summer 2014. Construction of the bridge superstructure is  scheduled to start in 2014.  


“We are able to do the foundation construction more quickly and efficiently due to the information gathered during the St. Croix River load tests last summer,” according to Jon Chiglo,  St. Croix Crossing Project director “as we construct this portion of the bridge, our focus will be on performing the work in an environmentally sensitive manner.”


The bridge foundations contract work will includes:


MnDOT and WisDOT will hold open houses in early spring and will schedule other opportunities for residents and businesses to engage with project staff.  In April, the St. Croix Crossing project offices, located at 1862 Greeley St. in Stillwater, will have extended office hours to answer residents’ questions regarding the St. Croix Crossing.

The St. Croix Crossing project includes the reconstruction of Minnesota Highways 36 and 95, a four-lane river bridge, a roadway approach on the Wisconsin side of the river, historic and environmental mitigation, and extensive trail facilities, including converting the Stillwater Lift Bridge to a bike and pedestrian facility. These elements of the project will be covered by separate contracts.


 Visit and the St. Croix Crossing Facebook page at for more information about the project.