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St. Croix Crossing

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

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Segment placement nearly complete on Hwy 36 approach bridges

Sept. 14, 2016

STILLWATER, Minn. – Crews anticipate completing segment placement the week of Sept. 19 on the Highway 36 eastbound and westbound approach bridges on Minn. land.

Segment placement began on the Highway 36 approach bridges in April 2015. About 330 segments make up the driving surface of the approach and ramp bridges on Minn. land. The 180-ton segments are lifted one-at-a-time by crews, using a heavy-lift crane, then held in place by high-tension cables and industrial epoxy glue.

Other St. Croix Crossing bridge construction highlights include:

  • Crews continue to install the drainage system at Piers 8 and 9
  • Crews will have placed up to the 24th eastbound and westbound segments in the bridge deck construction sequence and up to the seventh set of stay cables at Pier 10 by the end of the week of Sept. 12
  • Crews will have placed up to the 28th eastbound and westbound segments in the bridge deck construction sequence and up to the eighth set of stay cables at Pier 11 by the end of the week of Sept. 12
  • Crews will have placed up to the 27th eastbound and westbound segments in the bridge deck construction sequence and up to the eighth set of stay cables at Pier 12 by the end of the week of Sept. 12

Minnesota approach construction highlights
All work is complete and crews are beginning to lower the falsework at the cast-in-place portion of the Highway 95/Highway 36 eastbound on-ramp on Minn. land.

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