Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 6, 2017

Short-term closures of Stillwater Lift Bridge planned tomorrow for testing, maintenance activities

ROSEVILLE, Minn. –Highway 36/64 motorists crossing the Stillwater Lift Bridge in downtown Stillwater may encounter delays tomorrow during testing and maintenance of the bridge. MnDOT maintenance crews will be lifting the bridge and checking its operation every half hour between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and then the lifts will be made every hour until 2 p.m.

During the testing, workers will grease the cables that lift the bridge, operate the main and auxiliary backup motors and test the gate arms along with other electrical components. If all goes as expected, the testing could be complete before 2 p.m.

The bridge lift schedule is tentatively scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 3 depending on any flooding or colder temperatures. However with warmer weather approaching, boaters will soon be able to request the bridge to lift with a 24-hour notice. More information will be released when the 24 hour lift notice goes into effect. Additional information will be sent out when the lift bridge season begins. 

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.