WASHINGTON (WCCO) — The fate of a new bridge over the St. Croix River is now in the hands of President Obama, who is expected to approve the $700 million project.

It would replace the aging Stillwater lift bridge with a four-lane highway connecting Oak Park Heights and St. Joseph, Wis.

The plan was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

Critics say the big project is too expensive, and will hurt the environment.

Supporters say it will bring an economic boost to the area, and ease congestion.

Comments (5)
  1. Shanley says:

    With the Stadium and this bridge the Labor Unions really have the federal/state/local governments in there back pocket. If there was no greedy unions those projects would cost half as much.

    raw raw raw go unions! ha ha

    1. ChiggerChaser says:

      this be Shelley and her MN and WI cronies who make BIG $$$$$ off the land and additional easements.
      That sow takes care of her own very well …… friggen skanky ugly pig she be. The Tea Party don’t want her, Iowa didn’t want her, the good ol’ USA did not want her….so the question will be do the idots vote the sow in again???? stay tuned

  2. Hank Rearden says:

    Good job Michele Bachmann.

  3. ChiggerChaser says:

    Yo there Obama – I would actually vote for ya if you veto this Bachmann pig feast of the pork of America. Come on dude – earn my vote.

  4. KEVIN says:

    To all greenies,Sierra club,and ChiggerChaser
    You want to talk pork barrel look no further than Obama and Solyndra. 528 million wasted and nothing to show for it. If this bridge was built 20 years ago like it should have it would have cost 200 million less and been in sevice for about 15 years already. You whiners have cost taxpayers millions and have contributed nothing.

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