Stillwater Lift Bridge to reopen Friday, 1 week ahead of schedule

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Thanks to favorable weather conditions and electrical work being done ahead of schedule, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said the Stillwater Lift Bridge will reopen to motorists Friday at 5 p.m. -- one week earlier than originally anticipated, the Star Tribune reported.

The $3.4 million "Stabilization Project" on the 80-year-old bridge began in September.

The bridge connects Stillwater to the community of Houlton in western Wisconsin.

During the shutdown, Motorists were advised to cross the St. Croix River either at the I-94 Bridge at Hudson, Wis., or at the Hwy 243 Bridge at Osceola, Wis.

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