Upper Midwest flooding

Stillwater Lift Bridge is closed in anticipation of St. Croix crest

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 9, 2011 - 9:07 AM

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The Stillwater Lift Bridge, a major commuter link over the St. Croix River, closed at 9 a.m. Friday as the morning rush hour wrapped up.

The St. Croix is expected to rise above flood stage -- 87 feet -- Sunday morning and crest at 87.7 feet sometime Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic managers are suggesting that motorists who typically cross the 80-year-old lift bridge head south to the Interstate 94 Bridge connecting the east metro with Hudson, Wis.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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