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Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

a pier with Wisconsin in the background towers over the St. Croix River as people pack the top deck of a river boat on a guided tour to view construction of the mile-long St. Croix Crossing bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin near Stillwater, Minn. Three times a month, 350 or more people head out on the 90-minute tours, with adults paying $10 apiece for the chance to view one of the biggest and most expensive bridge projects in Minnesota history. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.

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Lunda-Ames apparent low bidder for St. Croix bridge repairs

A bi-partisan bill that aims to build a bridge over the St. Croix River has been placed on the legislative calendar in the House. The proposed bridge, which will connect Wisconsin and Minnesota, could come up for a vote as soon as Wednesday.

The joint venture of Black River Falls, Wis.-based Lunda Construction Co. and Burnsville, Minn.-based Ames Construction is the apparent low bidder to build the St. Croix River Crossing’s main bridge span, the biggest work package within the estimated $626.4 million project.

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