St. Croix Crossing bridge could open to traffic in August
Chris Hill | February 14, 2017

Bird’s eye view of the St. Croix Crossing. (photo: Minnesota DOT)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the St. Croix Crossing bridge, a structure that connects Oak Park Heights, Minnesota and St. Joseph, Wisconsin, could open to traffic in August this year, as construction crews have made “significant headway” on the project so far this winter.

The sixth and final closure pour on the project, Pier 9, was completed Feb. 9. A closure pour fills the 2-foot gap left between each pier after all segments (29 in total) are set in place. The closure pour work first began in December last year.

Crews prepare for the Pier 9 closure pour. (photo Minnesota DOT)

“With this final closure pour we now have a complete bridge deck structure from the Minnesota abutment to the Wisconsin abutment,” says project manager Michael Beer.

Other current work includes drainage pipe installation and bridge deck grinding.

Installation of the drainage pipe continues. The drainage pipe will carry water runoff into Minn. where it will land in a holding pond and be filtered. (photo: Minnesota DOT)

After the project opens the Lift Bridge will be converted to a pedestrian bridge, MnDOT reports.

More details on the project are available here.




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