Aside from a lone fisherman south of Stillwater’s Lift Bridge, all was quiet on the St. Croix River. But the calm isn’t going to last.
Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel wreckage from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for scrap.
The discovery of dead zebra mussels on six barges used for the St. Croix Crossing project has led contractor Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc. to seek help from a third-party inspector to prevent a repeat.
Contractor C.S. McCrossan has until Friday to respond to legal arguments made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in the St. Croix Crossing lawsuit.
Maple Grove, Minn.-based C.S. McCrossan is relying on a two-pronged legal strategy in its effort to be reinstated as a contractor on the $626.4 million St. Croix River Crossing project, a job McCrossan lost despite having the lowest bid and best technical score.
Maple Grove-based C.S. McCrossan said in a lawsuit filed Monday that the Minnesota Department of Transportation unfairly rejected its bid to do approach work for the $626 million St. Croix Crossing project.
The Stillwater Lift Bridge will close for several months starting Monday.
If you’re a contractor and have sound advice on how to best build a complex bridge with an unusual design in a protected scenic waterway, Minnesota transportation officials want to hear from you.
State transportation officials are recommending a new two-lane interstate bridge be built over the Mississippi River, next to the existing span in Winona which has been listed as structurally deficient.
From project delivery and load testing to piers and purple prairie flowers, the estimated $626 million St. Croix Crossing project has a lot of moving parts.