Saturday, September 13, 2014
Road Work: Take a Virtual Trip Across the New St. Croix River Bridge
St. Croix bridge construction draws crowds. (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 9/12/2014)
Beats going to a Twins game. Every day, thousands of drivers gawk at the outdoor factory for bridge parts along busy Highway 36. Another temporary factory, the size of a jet hangar, has been created on Grey Cloud Island.
Vertical supports for the bridge — which will connect Oak Park Heights, Minn., to Houlton across the river in Wisconsin — are now rising from the water, drawing onlookers from both riverbanks. Public interest is so high that boat tours were set up, and are sold out for the season.
St. Croix Crossing. Minnesota Department of Transportation.