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St. Croix Crossing

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

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Ringer crane begins placing St. Croix Crossing bridge deck segments

Several project construction milestones anticipated in June

May 25, 2016

STILLWATER, Minn. – The ringer crane (PDF) that will lift and place pre-cast concrete segments that make up the St. Croix Crossing bridge deck at Piers 10 and 11 is now operational.

The crane is anticipated to place up to the fourth segment in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 11 this week. The contractor anticipates placing the first few segments at Pier 10 this week, as well. This ringer crane will assist with bridge deck construction at both pier locations through 2016. Four ringer cranes exist in the United States and two of them are servicing the St. Croix Crossing project. Read more about ringer cranes (PDF).

The contractor also anticipates reaching several other project construction milestones in June, including:

  • Completing stay cable installation at Piers 8 and 9 near Minnesota land
  • Beginning stay cable installation at Pier 12, closest to Wisconsin land
  • Placing bridge deck segments at Pier 13, the single pier location on the Wisconsin bluff

Memorial Day weekend: Boater reminders

Boaters passing through the St. Croix Crossing construction zone during the holiday weekend should heed the following safety reminders:

  • Stay between the red and green buoys that mark the river navigation channel. The channel will remain between Piers 10 and 11 in the middle of the St. Croix River through Monday, May 30.
  • Do not fish within the construction limits.

Good vantage points on land to safely view construction are the Scenic Overlook and the Beach Road bridge west of the project’s on-site casting yard.

Minnesota approach construction highlight

Construction crews continue to place pre-cast concrete segments at Pier 3 for the Highway 36 approach bridges in Minnesota. This construction stage is anticipated to be complete in June.

Wisconsin approach construction update

The contractor is preparing the WIS 64 extension roadbed for concrete paving in mid-June. There will be no traffic impacts due to this construction in 2016.

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