St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

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

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Winter 2016-17

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At the beginning of December, crews removed the formwork at the Pier 12 overlook. Photo from Dec. 1, 2016.
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Crews close up the stay cables at Pier 11. They use the pictured blue hydraulic clamping device to get the 76 individual strands into a tight circle so the dampers can be installed. The dampers help minimize any vibration in the cables due to wind or other loadings. Photo from Jan. 19, 2017.
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Looking west at Piers 8–12 and the Minn. approach work from above the Wisc. shoreline. Photo from Jan. 14, 2017.
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In preparation for the closure pour, crews placed rebar and tendons in the gap between Piers 10 and 11. Crews anticipate completing all closure pours by mid-February. Photo from Dec. 15, 2016.
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Looking west from the east abutment on the Wisc. bluff. Photo from Jan. 19, 2017.

Fall 2016

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Looking west towards Minn. from above the Wisc. shoreline. Photo from Sept. 20, 2016.
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Crews place segments at Pier 4 that will become the off-ramp to Hwy 95. Photo from Sept. 20, 2016.
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Looking west from underneath Pier 12, closest to the Wisc. shoreline. Photo from Sept. 12, 2016.
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On Sept. 26, crews placed the project’s final stay cable at Pier 10. On Sept. 27, the final barge of segments arrived on site from the Grey Cloud Casting Yard in Cottage Grove, Minn. Photo from Sept. 27, 2016.
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View of the Minn. approach work. Photo from Oct. 24, 2016.
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On Oct. 4, crews placed the final four river bridge segments at Pier 11. Photo from Oct. 4, 2016.
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Crews placed the final segment at Pier 5 on Oct. 7. Photo from Oct. 7, 2016.
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View from the Minn. shoreline of Piers 8-12 (left to right). Crews have completed segment placement at all piers. Photo from Oct. 11, 2016.
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Looking west up the Hwy 36 westbound ramp that opened to traffic on Nov. 11. Photo from Nov. 11, 2016.
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Crews grade through the on-site casting yard for the soon-to-be Hwy 36 eastbound and westbound lanes. Photo from Nov. 11, 2016.
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Looking west towards Minn. from atop Pier 10. Photo from Nov. 1, 2016.
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Crews continue construction on the Pier 12 overlook. Once complete, there will be three overlooks located at Piers 8, 12 and 12. Photo from Nov. 15, 2016.