St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

Connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph, Wis.

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Public paddleboat tours

If you’re interested in reserving seats on the paddleboat, go to The St. Croix Crossing project does not handle any reservations for this event.

Bridge construction video series: Constructing the pier foundations

Ever asked yourself: How did they do that?!? We set out to explain with a how-to video series. This video is about building the pier foundations, or everything below the water. Crews constructed this project stage on the St. Croix River in the second half of 2013.

Dangerous ice conditions on the St. Croix River near Stillwater

A tug boat is continuously breaking ice near the bridge piers to allow construction crews to work on the new river crossing. Crews are breaking ice across the river from the Minnesota shoreline to the Wisconsin shoreline. They plan to regularly break ice on the river throughout winter 2014-15. This causes thin, irregular and dangerous ice conditions between Stillwater and Bayport. For your safety, use extreme caution, heed all warning signs and stay away from the construction area. Not sure what "breaking ice" means? Check out this cool video, courtesy of one of our project inspectors:


Thank you in advance for staying clear of St. Croix Crossing construction zones. If you would like to safely view project progress, some great vantage points include the Scenic Overlook off of Lookout Trail or checking out the webcam.