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Robert Feyereisen swivels a traffic gate on a scale model of the Stillwater Lift Bridge as it could appear following the construction of a St. Croix River Crossing. His company, Feyereisen Studios, completed the model for MnDOT at a cost of $10,000. Photo by Mark Brouwer

Lift bridge lovers could be seeing green

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Nobrac Olive.

Ironhide Green No. 38.

Superior Graphite No.10743.

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials knew the names, identification numbers, and even basic chemical components for the paints their forebears used on the agency's bridges back in 1929, on the eve of the Stillwater Lift Bridge's construction. They were listed -- in black and white -- in the agency's specification books.

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