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Lift bridge malfunction delays traffic

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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.

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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.

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