Stillwater lift bridge reopens to traffic

The Stilllwater Lift Bridge reopened to traffic Friday night, after closing earlier in the week due to fears of flooding, the Star Tribune reported.
The bridge was closed Tuesday due to high water and ice from the St. Croix River that rose to the girders of the bridge.
It was expected the bridge would be closed for more than a week, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation declared the water had reached safe levels again. The barricades were removed, and the electrical components have been reconnected, the Pioneer Press said.
The bridge shuttles over 16,000 vehicles a day between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and has not been closed since 2001, when the river rose to 692.35 feet above sea level.

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