St. Croix River Crossing bridge routine inspection set for the week of July 12
Eastbound and westbound motorists may encounter lane closures during inspection activities
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling across the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin may encounter single-lane closures in either direction during the week of July 12th during a routine inspection of the nearly four-year old bridge. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will have equipment and bridge inspectors on the bridge to examine all components of the bridge above the water line. These inspections are carried out every two years. An in-depth underwater inspection of the bridge is completed every five years.
The St. Croix River Crossing, which opened to traffic on August 2, 2017, was a joint project of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation. It combines the elements of a concrete box girder bridge with a cable-stay bridge. The river crossing connects WIS Highway 64 and the town of St. Joseph, Wis., with MN Highway 36 in Oak Park Heights, Minn.