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Lift bridge malfunction delays traffic

New Richmond,Wisconsin 54017
New Richmond News
Lift bridge malfunction delays traffic
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

The Stillwater Historic Lift Bridge malfunctioned mid-morning on Tuesday. The bridge, raised at the time of the malfunction, left drivers stuck in traffic for more than an hour on both sides of the St. Croix River.

The bridge was raised for an appointment to let barge traffic through, said Mary McFarland, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDot electrical service workers are at the location trying to remedy the situation.

According to MnDot the lift bridge should re-open this afternoon.

"We're saying 3 p.m. to be conservative," McFarland said.