Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Between Minnesota and Wisconsin on the St. Croix River

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule

I-94 and I-394 in Minneapolis project location map
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2021 Schedule

MnDOT began the 2021 lift bridge schedule on Sat., May 15. The official U.S. Coast Guard lift schedule will end on Oct. 15 or later if weather permits.

  1. The lift schedule is in effect roughly from early May through late October each year. The lift bridge will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight daily. The bridge will lift on the schedule shown in the graphic if boat traffic is present.
  2. MnDOT will respond to special openings after 12 midnight with a two-hour notice. Requests are to be made by calling MnDOT’s 24-hour Dispatch at 651-234-7110. Any requests received by marine band radio will be relayed by the bridge tender to the dispatcher.
  3. Outside of the regular lift season (late October to early May), the bridge will be raised with a 24-hour notice. Requests may be made by calling 651-234-7110.
  4. During the period when the bridge is staffed, bridge tenders will monitor marine band radio Channel 16. After receiving a call on Channel 16, conversations will be switched to Channel 14.
  5. Questions or complaints should be called in to 651-234-7110, during normal business hours.