St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

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

St Croix Crossing logo

Project survey

MnDOT is interested in hearing what you think about its efforts to communicate about the St. Croix Crossing project, as well as your general thoughts about the project. We are using a short survey that is anonymous and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Thanks for your help and, if you take the survey, please complete it by March 25, 2018.

Project Dedication Ceremony

A celebration for the completion of the St. Croix Crossing Bridge project was held Aug. 2. 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 Project

Aug. 2017 to June 2019

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

The 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.

Stay informed

To stay informed about this project, you can sign-up for email alerts and visit the project website.

Project news

Blog series

Work sites

Please stay clear of St. Croix Crossing construction zones for your safety and the safety of construction workers.

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!