St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

Connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn. and St. Joseph, Wis.

St Croix Crossing logo

Constructing the pier foundations

Ever asked yourself: How did they do that?!? We set out to explain with a how-to video series. This video is about building the pier foundations, or everything below the water. Crews constructed this project stage on the St. Croix River in the second half of 2013.

Segment placement time lapse

Construction time lapse

Check out construction of the new bridge spanning the St. Croix River from December 2013 to November 2015.

Stay cable installation process

See how construction crews install stay cables on the new St. Croix Crossing bridge.

Segment installation process

Watch how crews join segments that make up the bridge deck of the new St. Croix Crossing.

St. Croix Crossing progress

September 2015

View river bridge construction progress up close in this video taken during the project’s Sept. 23 public boat tour.


Aerial, land and water perspectives

Watch an animation that describes the St. Croix Crossing project from aerial, land and water perspectives. The video tours various areas of the project from Hwy 36/Hwy 95 improvements to the new river crossing to completing a new four-lane WIS 64. All work is anticipated to be complete in fall 2017.

Loop trail on bridge

Watch an animation of the bicycle/pedestrian walkway across the new St. Croix Crossing, opening to traffic in fall 2017.

View from boat

Watch a clip of the new river bridge from the perspective of a watercraft traveling the St. Croix River.

Bird's eye view

From a bird’s eye view, see the new river bridge connecting Oak Park Heights, Minn., to Houlton, Wisc., opening to traffic in fall 2017.

Tug boat breaking ice

Watch a tug boat breaking ice near the bridge piers to allow construction crews to work on the new river crossing throughout winter 2014-15.

Segment placement process

Watch the sequence for placing pre-cast segments for the new river bridge.

Pier 8 construction time lapse

Check out the great progress we’ve made out on the St. Croix River from July 2013 through July 2014. Watch Pier 8 rise out of the river over the past year and through the seasons.