Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 27, 2016

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Stillwater Lift Bridge schedule changes on Independence Day

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Boaters and other water traffic on the St. Croix River will experience delays after 10 p.m. Monday, July 4 as the Stillwater Lift Bridge remains in the down position at 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. The 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. lifts will still take place.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the US Coast Guard and the City of Stillwater, has elected to keep the lift span down to accommodate an anticipated increase in vehicular traffic after the Independence Day celebrations. 

Visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/liftbridge/ for more information on the Stillwater Lift Bridge and to view a PDF of the 2016 regular Stillwater Lift Bridge schedule.

Starting in spring 2018, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge spanning the St. Croix River will undergo a transformation into a bicycle/pedestrian facility. This two-year conversion project is part of the St. Croix Crossing Project and follows the opening of the new river bridge to traffic in late 2017.

The converted lift bridge will also become part of a 5-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river crossing bridge up with the historic bridge. The lift bridge will still operate to accommodate boat navigation. The repurposing of the historic lift bridge provides another transportation option for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

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