Liftbridge under construction next to old interstate bridge,1931.  

Liftbridge under construction next to old interstate bridge,1931.

 

Stillwater Liftbridge

by Bill Fredell

The liftbridge was completed in 1931 allowing traffic to move between Stillwater and Wisconsin. It has worked well in its eighty-five years of service. One of only a few remaining liftbridges in Minnesota, it has become the symbol of Stillwater and a welcome sight of the St. Croix Valley.  The liftbridge is on the National Register of Historical Places (1989) and its cost of $460,174 was split between Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Today, it carries 18,000 vehicles per day.  

 

 

This is a view of Lowell Park before the Lift Bridge.  

This is a view of Lowell Park before the Lift Bridge.  

This is a view of the First Stillwater Bridge from the Wisconson side side of the St. Croix River.  The date is 1899.

This is a view of the First Stillwater Bridge from the Wisconson side side of the St. Croix River.  The date is 1899.