St. Croix Crossing aerial view

St. Croix Crossing

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

St Croix Crossing logo

Project Dedication Ceremony

The dedication ceremony to mark the opening of the St. Croix Crossing bridge was held Wed, Aug. 2 on the west end of the new bridge.

The new crossing, connecting Oak Park Heights, Minnesota and St. Joseph, Wisconsin provides a better, larger route between the states that is replacing the more than 80-year old Stillwater Lift Bridge. It will ease congestion in downtown Stillwater and is anticipated to be a boon to economic development in the region. 

Stillwater Lift Bridge Project

August 2017 to June 2019

With the new St. Croix Crossing bridge opened to traffic, the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge conversion project has begun.

The bridge, spanning the St. Croix River, will be converted to a bicycle/pedestrian crossing and will also become part of a five-mile “loop trail” system connecting the new river bridge with the historic bridge. The Lift Bridge will continue to operate to allow boat navigation beneath.

Project work is anticipated to be complete by spring 2019.

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