As the new year rings in, work continues on the St. Croix Crossing bridge. The new bridge is set to replace the current lift bridge in St. Croix once construction is complete in fall of 2017. It will connect the Town of St. Joseph in Wisconsin to Oak Park Heights in Minnesota. After the 2016 construction season, the bridge is now resembling an actual bridge. The segments are up and connected, with the first closure pours completed. Construction on the 5,000-foot project started in 2013, but delays pushed the completion date back.