St. Croix River Crossing
Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
Officials are set to break ground Tuesday afternoon on the new bridge that will once again connect Minnesota and Wisconsin over the St. Croix River. The ground breaking for the St. Croix River Crossing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. It’s the bridge that will replace the Stillwater Lift Bridge.