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Five piers, each consisting of two footings and two columns, now rise about 16 feet above water level. Work on the St. Croix Crossing began in May, and pier construction was completed in late December. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2016. (Photo submitted by Mike Demulling)

St. Croix Crossing piers completed

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The St. Croix River Crossing project hit a milestone in the final days of 2013 when crews completed construction of the piers that will support an extradosed bridge over the St. Croix River that will connect Oak Park Heights, Minn., and the Town of St. Joseph.

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All 10 columns can be seen poking out about 16 feet out of the river.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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