Project Dedication Ceremony
The dedication ceremony to mark the opening of the St. Croix Crossing bridge will be held Wed, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. on the west end of the new bridge, eastbound lanes.
The new crossing, connecting Oak Park Heights, Minnesota and St. Joseph, Wisconsin will provide a better, larger route between the states that will replace the more than 80-year old Stillwater Lift Bridge. It will ease congestion in downtown Stillwater and is anticipated to be a boon to economic development in the region.
Getting to the event
No public parking will be available at the dedication site. However, parking at nearby locations on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides has been identified and shuttles will be provided to get to the location of the dedication.
Shuttles will begin transporting individuals to the event location from the Wisconsin side at 8 a.m. and from the Minnesota side at 8:30 a.m. They will run as needed until 9 a.m. on the Wisconsin side and until 9:30 a.m. on the Minnesota side.
Shuttles will resume approximately 30 minutes after the dedication ceremony ends to return to parking locations. The last shuttle will depart approximately 60 minutes after the dedication ceremony ends.
Note: The Beach Rd bridge will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wed, Aug. 2 until after the ceremony ends.
Parking and shuttle locations
- Fury Motors (old car lot) located at the corner of Osgood Ave. and Hwy 36.
- Stillwater Middle School – 523 West Marsh St. (north of Hwy 36 at Osgood/4th Street and west of Orleans)
- Stillwater Area High School – 5701 Stillwater Blvd. N, Stillwater, MN 55082
- Somerset School District Campus - includes elementary school, middle school and high school parking lots. Shuttle loading will be in front of the high school: 645 Sunrise Dr, Somerset, WI 54025