Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 18, 2016

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Stillwater Lift Bridge 2016 lift schedule ends Oct. 18, tonight

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Stillwater Lift Bridge summer schedule on the St. Croix River ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. The lift bridge connects Minnesota Highway 36 and Wisconsin Highway 64.

The lift bridge will remain in the down position until next spring unless a lift is requested. Boaters may schedule a bridge lift by calling 24 hours in advance to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Metro District at 651-234-7110.

Starting in fall of 2017, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge spanning the St. Croix River will undergo a transformation into a bicycle/pedestrian facility. The conversion project is part of the St. Croix Crossing Project and follows the opening of the new river bridge to traffic in fall of 2017. The converted lift bridge will also become part of a five-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river crossing bridge up with the historic bridge. The lift bridge will continue to operate to accommodate boat navigation on the schedule established by the Coast Guard.  The repurposing of the historic lift bridge provides another transportation option for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

For travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.