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St. Croix Crossing

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

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St. Croix Crossing project resumes work at all five river piers

Ringer crane assembly begins this week

April 6, 2016

STILLWATER, Minn. – St. Croix Crossing construction crews are now placing river bridge deck segments at all five river pier locations. The following construction activities are anticipated to occur the week of April 4:

  • Crews are placing the 18th of 29 segments in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 8, closest to Minnesota land. 
  • Crews are placing the 17th segment in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 9, as well as installing the fourth set of stay cables at this pier location.
  • Crews are placing the first eastbound and westbound segments at both Piers 10 and 11.
  • Crews are placing the third and fourth segments in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 12, closest to Wisconsin land.

Ringer cranes come to the project

Construction crews are beginning to assemble the first of two ringer cranes that will be used during the 2016 construction season to accelerate the river bridge deck construction process. One crane will be used to place segments at Pier 13 on the Wisconsin bluff. It will arrive in smaller pieces via 50 semi-trucks and will be assembled on a temporary crane pad next to the Wisconsin shoreline. It will take crews one month to make the crane operational. Read more about ringer cranes (PDF).

Minnesota approach construction highlight

Construction crews continue to place approach bridge segments at Pier 2 that will make up the off-ramp to Highway 95 in Minnesota.

St. Croix River navigation channel markers are out

The project is putting out buoys to mark the river navigation channel through the St. Croix Crossing bridge construction zone the week of April 4. Please pay attention as the channel will frequently change to accommodate construction activities on the river. See more information about the river channel (PDF).

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