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Minnesota Department of Transportation closed the Stillwater Lift Bridge at 9 Am Friday, because of high water on the St Croix River. The roadway will be closed between downtown Stillwater and Houlton, Wi. until further notice.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation closed the Stillwater Lift Bridge at 9 Am Friday, because of the flood waters on the St Croix River. Looking south from a waterfront park by the bridge this park bench and iron fence illustrate how high the water is flowing.

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

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

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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