As part of his "Grow Wisconsin" initiative to invest in Wisconsin's infrastructure and stimulate the state's economy, Gov. Jim Doyle recently signed a $4.4 million contract to have the St. Croix River Bridge in Hudson painted.
No one is closing, or even planning restrictions on, the Stillwater Lift Bridge. But things could change for motorists traveling the two blocks of pavement between the bridge and Main Street in downtown Stillwater. That was the latest message Minnesota and Wisconsin officials exchanged Friday morning at Stillwater City Hall.
A provision in a Minnesota Senate bill prompted western Wisconsin legislator Kitty Rhoades, St. Joseph Town Chair Theresa Johnson and three Wisconsin business representatives to a meeting last Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph Town Hall.
The Stillwater Bridge project is amazing in many ways – and by amazing, we don’t mean “amazingly good.” As we wait for the new bridge to be constructed, we have meetings and money being spent to figure out ways to save the old historic bridge in downtown Stillwater.
An open house on the future of the Stillwater Lift Bridge held last Thursday in Stillwater yielded few changes to plans released nearly a year ago. However, new animations and a scale model of a restored and renovated structure breathed life into plans that had previously been trapped within two dimensions.
After reading the editorial in the paper and much discussion about the Stillwater “bridge situation” and the Sierra Club — imagine this — the Stillwater Bridge will be closed due to safety reasons sooner than later.
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