Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge

Between Minnesota and Wisconsin on the St. Croix River

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule

2019 Schedule

The 2018 lift schedule is suspended from Nov. 1, 2018 until April 27, 2019.

The U.S. Coast Guard approved a change in the Stillwater Lift bridge lift schedule in 2018.


The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a test deviation for the Stillwater Lift Bridge's lift schedule during the 2017 boating season. During the 2017 season, the bridge opened daily, every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. until midnight, and upon two hour notice from midnight until 8 a.m. This test deviation was effective from 8 a.m. Aug. 23, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 15, 2017. Public comment was accepted during and after the test schedule period. The comment period is now closed.

During rehabilitation of the Stillwater Lift bridge, efforts will be made to minimize impacts to river traffic during the navigation season.