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This seven-year-old mock-up from the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation web site, shows the location of the new St. Croix River crossing downstream from the existing lift bridge that links Houlton with Stillwater, Minn.

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A federal judge said he would not stop preliminary work on the new Saint Croix River bridge near Hudson because of a bidding dispute in Minnesota.

C.S. McCrossan is challenging the state's rejection a contract to do approach work for the new bridge and it filed lawsuits in both federal-and state courts.

On Monday, Federal Judge Richard Kyle said he would put McCrossan's suit on hold until the case is finished in the state courts.

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