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St. Croix Crossing

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

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Stay cable installation complete at Pier 9

Stay cables go up at Pier 12

June 1, 2016

STILLWATER, Minn. – The contractor has reached several stay cable construction milestones: construction crews have completed stay cable installation at Pier 9 near the Minnesota shoreline and have begun installing the first set of stay cables at Pier 12, closest to the Wisconsin shoreline.

In addition, crews anticipate completing stay cable installation at Pier 8 in early June. The St. Croix Crossing is an extradosed design, which is a hybrid between a box-girder bridge and a cable-stayed bridge. The new bridge will feature over 5 miles of visible stay cables.

Other St. Croix Crossing bridge construction highlights

Construction crews continue to place bridge deck segments at all five river pier locations. By the end of the week of May 30:

  • 79% of bridge deck segments will be installed at Pier 8
  • 93% of bridge deck segments will be installed at Pier 9, and crews will complete segment placement at this pier location by mid-June
  • 14% of bridge deck segments will be installed at Pier 10
  • 17% of bridge deck segments will be installed at Pier 11
  • 41% of bridge deck segments will be installed at Pier 12

Crews anticipate starting bridge deck construction at Pier 13 on the Wisconsin bluff by mid-June.

Minnesota approach construction update

The contractor is on schedule to complete placing pre-cast concrete segments at Pier 3 for the Highway 36 eastbound approach bridge by early June.

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