St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

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

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St. Croix Crossing final work and mitigation

Although the Hwy 36 St. Croix river crossing opened to traffic on Aug. 2, 2017, additional work remains to complete the project.

Work includes:

Construction on related projects

Stillwater Lift Bridge Project

Bridge closure
August 2017 through fall 2019

With the new St. Croix Crossing bridge opened to traffic, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge conversion project has begun. The Lift Bridge is now closed to ALL traffic.

The Lift bridge, spanning the St. Croix River, will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing and will also become part of a five-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river bridge with the historic bridge. The Lift Bridge will continue to operate to allow boat navigation beneath.

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Wisconsin Hwy 64, Houlton, Wis.

Wisconsin Hwy 64 Loop Trail in Wisconsin: Construction of Loop Trail in Wisconsin (part of St. Croix Crossing’s Loop Trail project) and landscaping. Includes construction of two trailhead parking lots, a restroom and a picnic shelter with tables and benches.

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St. Croix Crossing Project Dedication Ceremony

A celebration for the completion of the St. Croix Crossing Bridge project was held Aug. 2, 2017. Thanks to all who were able to join us in-person for this celebration. We are deeply grateful to all who helped achieve this monumental project.

Stillwater Lift Bridge grand opening celebration

Planning is underway for a special ceremony to celebrate the transformation of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing. Work is expected to be complete by mid-June 2019.

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Blog series

Video series: Building the St. Croix Crossing

Want a closer look at St. Croix Crossing construction? Check out our video series to discover more about the major stages of bridge construction, from laying the bridge foundations below the water to making the finishing touches on the bridge.

  • In the first video, learn how crews constructed the bridge foundation below the water.
  • In the second video, find out how the bridge piers and crossbeams were constructed
  • In the third video, see how crews assembled the bridge deck.
  • The fourth video will give you a glimpse of how the pier towers and stay cables were erected.
  • The fifth video (below) takes a look at the finishing touches on the bridge, including chip sealing and painting

Visit our YouTube channel to view the entire video series!