The $700 million project is fully funded, but needs congressional action to bypass federal environmental regulations that protects rivers like the St. Croix from construction projects. The bill now goes to the House floor.
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Lawmakers voted 339 to 80 Thursday in favor of exempting the $700 million project from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The bill now goes to President Obama. Senators passed the legislation in January.
U.S. House set to vote on St. Croix River bridge
Supporters of a new bridge near Stillwater have been pushing the concept for decades. They believe they can finally reach their goal if the House votes to exempt part of the St. Croix from its status as a Wild and Scenic River. But the bridge has its critics. They're using financial arguments in hopes of rallying opposition.
No vote in 2011 for new St. Croix River crossing
Federal environmental approval for the the new St. Croix River bridge will have to wait until next year. Lawmakers adjourned for the holidays without taking any congressional action. Eight U.S. House members from Minnesota and Wisconsin are urging their colleagues to make the project a priority. The $690 million, four-lane bridge would replace the current 80-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Ellison, McCollum introduce bill aimed at capping cost of new St. Croix bridge
Democrat Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison have introduced a bill to cap any bridge project using federal funds at just under $600 million. The proposed bridge currently has a $700 million price tag.
Supporters of new St. Croix River bridge set to celebrate Saturday
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Michele Bachmann will be among the people in Stillwater this weekend for the event. The U.S. House and Senate sent legislation to President Obama exempting the $700 million dollar project from the the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
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