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April 23, 2021

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2021 Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule resumes Wednesday, April 28  

ROSEVILLE, Minn. –With the return of warm weather and ice out on the St. Croix River, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will resume the Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, earlier than the usual start in mid-May. This will be the first full season since the lift bridge was restored and opened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic on June 1, 2020.

Once the season begins next week, bridge tenders will staff the lift bridge full time and the bridge will open every 30 minutes between 8 a.m. and midnight seven days a week until the end of the year’s schedule, sometime around Oct. 15.

MnDOT will respond to special openings after midnight every day on a two-hour notice basis. Boaters must call MnDOT at 651-234-7110 a minimum of two hours in advance to schedule a bridge lift outside the regularly scheduled lifts. Any requests received by marine radio will be relayed by the bridge tender to the dispatcher.

During the periods of the day when the bridge is staffed, bridge tenders will monitor channel 16 on the marine band radio. Upon receiving a call on channel 16, conversations will be switched to channel 14.

For more information or a printable lift schedule, please visit the Stillwater Lift Bridge website at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/liftbridge/schedule.html.

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