- Work to resume next week at Pier 12 in the St. Croix River (April 1, 2015)
Current construction impacts
Bridge piers progress maps
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. The video below 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.