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March 17, 2020

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Stillwater Lift Bridge, Loop Trail “Lift & Loop” celebration postponed

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Due to concern for the safety and health of citizens and the uncertainty and restrictions being taken to prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Stillwater have postponed the Lift & Loop celebration planned later this spring in Stillwater. The grand opening and community events had been scheduled on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2020, in downtown Stillwater and at various locations on the Loop Trail in Minnesota and Wisconsin to celebrate completion of the Stillwater Lift Bridge and Loop Trail.

A new date for the grand opening and celebration will be determined within the next few weeks as officials continue to monitor the pandemic situation. Once a new date is selected, further information will be sent out.

Transformation of the lift bridge to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing began in August of 2018. When completed this spring, the bridge will be part of a new 4.7 mile “loop trail” system in Minnesota and Wisconsin that includes the new St. Croix River crossing bridge and other local and regional trails. MnDOT will continue to raise the lift bridge to accommodate boat navigation on the St. Croix River.

For more information on the Stillwater Lift bridge project or to sign up for email updates, please visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/liftbridge.

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