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Despite repairs, Stillwater Lift Bridge open to traffic

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — The Stillwater Lift Bridge over the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin is in the down position and will remain that way until repairs are made, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

That means nonemergency boats using the river near Stillwater won’t be able to pass beneath the bridge.

MnDOT advises motorists the bridge is structurally safe and will remain open to road traffic.

According to MnDOT, repairs need to be made to the control module used to raise and lower the bridge deck. The problem was discovered Friday, and officials decided to leave the bridge in the down position after consulting with the U.S. Coast Guard.

MnDOT gave no timetable on when the repairs would be complete.

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