Start of St. Croix River Crossing project is celebrated
STILLWATER, Minn. -- It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness.
In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents, politicians and media representatives gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the St. Croix River Crossing project.
Construction work had already begun weeks before, but bridge boosters wanted a chance to herald the start of a $629 million project that took decades to achieve.
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