Minnesota Department of Transportation

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March 19, 2020

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MnDOT to raise Stillwater Lift Bridge for boat traffic beginning March 27

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to raise the lift span of the Stillwater Lift Bridge to allow for boat traffic beginning Friday, March 27, in anticipation of ice-out on the St. Croix River.

MnDOT will raise the bridge and lock it in the raised position as repairs to the lift system are still underway. Boats should travel through the lift span and follow any navigational signs posted in the river.

Transformation of the lift bridge to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing began in August 2017. When completed and opened later this spring, the bridge will be part of a new 4.7 mile loop trail system in Minnesota and Wisconsin that includes the 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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