Building a Bridge
In September 2002, the Federal Highway Administration and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation selected a neutral firm to help achieve consensus for a new bridge. A group of 28 diverse interests in the project held meetings between June 2003 and July 2006. The group addressed the environment, historical and transportation concerns surrounding the project.
They achieved a balance between project’s fit within the river valley, the preservation and natural resources and safety and mobility improvements.
The process yielded:
• A preferred new river crossing location with an extradosed bridge type.
• A plan to address impacts to the river way and natural and historic remains.
• The future preservation of the historic lift bridge as a bicycle and pedestrian facility.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
Location. 45° 2.361′ N, 92° 47.251′ W. Marker is near Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker is on Minnesota Route 36, on the right when traveling west. It is located along the St. Croix Trail Crossing Loop path. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater MN 55082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Croix Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Steamboats on the St. Croix (approx. ¼ mile away); White Pine Treaty (approx. ¼ mile away); Lake St. Croix (approx. 0.4 miles away); Migration (approx. half a mile away in Wisconsin); Home to Bald Eagles (approx. half a mile away in Wisconsin); Brule-St. Croix Waterway (approx. 0.6 miles away in Wisconsin); Steam Power, Railroads, and the Hersey & Bean Lumber Company (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Park Heights.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Fitzie Heimdahl of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.