St. Croix River Crossing Ornamental Rail

Oak Park Heights, Minnesota

The St. Croix River Crossing bridge connects Oak Park Heights, Minnesota and St. Joseph, Wisconsin across the St. Croix River. The Crossing replaced the deteriorating Stillwater Bridge, which could no longer support the amount of daily traffic. Minnesota’s largest road and bridge project, the St. Croix River Crossing is one of two extradosed bridges in the United States, employing a structure that combines elements of girder construction with cable-stayed engineering. Shawnee Steel & Welding fabricated 4,000 lineal feet of steel ornamental railing for the bridge, incorporating LED light fixtures to illuminate walking paths.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)


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“Long-awaited St. Croix Bridge Is Feat of Engineering, Spans Long Divide,” Star Tribune