Minnesota Department of Transportation

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STEM Education and Outreach

Bridge UP! curriculum background

St. Croix Crossing Bridge construction

As the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge rose from the St. Croix River, the school district and project partners realized the great opportunity to engage curious students with real-world science and engineering going on in their backyard. MnDOT partnered with other organizations to create an iPad-based interactive program to integrate bridge architecture, design, and engineering into a school curriculum.

Project partners include:

  • MnDOT
  • WisDOT
  • Stillwater Area Public Schools
  • Partnership Plan for Stillwater Schools
  • Andersen Corporate Foundation
  • Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education