Stillwater bridge nears reopening

Residents surrounding the St. Croix River are relieved now that the water level is lowering and the bridge is expected to open Monday or Tuesday, according to a report from the Star Tribune.

"I'm kind of assuming it will be after the morning rush hour [on Monday], but we'll have to see," said Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki.

The bridge, which is prone to reach flood level every spring, has been closed since April 8.

In order to reach flood stage, the river must reach 87-feet. As of Saturday, the St. Croix River was just a full half-foot under that, the Star Tribune reported.

Compared to other rivers around the state, St. Croix water levels are dwindling faster than others.

In St. Paul, for example, the National Weather Service said the Mississippi River is not expected to fall below flood level for at least another week.

Those who frequently use the Stillwater bridge will be pleased with the reopening next week. According to the Associated Press, approximately 18,000 motorists use the bridge daily.

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