Check Out This Aerial View Showing 1 Year of St. Croix River Crossing Construction Progress

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A mashup of aerial photos showing one year of construction progress on the St. Croix River Crossing. (Photos by Mike Demulling)

The Associated Press recently reported about the popularity of the paddle boat tours offering visitors a view of construction from below the St. Croix River Crossing.

Well, here’s a look from above.

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The mashup of aerial photos above shows one year of construction progress on the St. Croix River Crossing. The photo on the left was taken on July 18, 2014. The photo on the right was taken July 8, 2015.

… and a time lapse video of the pier construction:

Last week, crews completed the construction of Pier tower 8 on the St. Croix River—closest to the Minnesota shoreline. Work on Pier 9 will be complete by mid-August, according to MnDOT.

Check out this photo, courtesy of one of our project enthusiasts. It looks like the crane is holding up the moon!

Posted by St. Croix Crossing on Monday, August 3, 2015

Minnesota approach road work will be complete this summer, and the new St. Croix Crossing will open to traffic in fall 2016.

In Wisconsin, the County Road E detour in Houlton is in place through September. It uses WIS 35, County Road V and County Road E. See detour map.

A crew works on a bridge pier. (MnDOT photo)

A crew works on a bridge pier. (MnDOT photo)

Here’s a look at a few aerial photos (taken on July 23, 2015) courtesy of Mike Demulling of the New Richmond Regional Airport):

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Drivers are now using the new WIS 35/Main St roundabout. All roundabout construction in this area, including asphalt paving, will be complete next week. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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A view from the Minnesota side of the bridge taken on July 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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View of cast-in-place Minn. approach ramp construction. This ramp section will carry traffic to and from Hwy 36 and to Hwy 95. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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View of approach ramps construction across Hwy 95. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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Motorists are now using the new WIS 35/Main Street roundabout in Wisconsin. All roundabout construction in this area, including asphalt paving, will be complete this week. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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