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April 27, 2021

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UPDATED: 2021 Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule resumes Saturday, May 15 

ROSEVILLE, Minn. –Due to the need to train new bridge tenders to operate the Stillwater Lift Bridge, the 2021 lift bridge schedule will not resume until 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 as required by the U.S. Coast Guard. Prior to the start of the regular Stillwater Lift Bridge schedule, MnDOT will lift the bridge with a 24-hour notification by calling MnDOT at 651-234-7110.

Once the season begins, 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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