First St. Croix River Crossing Deck Segments to Arrive Friday

The first pair of concrete segments that will eventually form the deck of the St. Croix River Crossing will arrive at the construction site on Friday.

The 170-ton concrete segments, along with a lifter crane that will be used to place them on top of Pier 8, will travel 33 miles by barge from Grey Cloud Island to the bridge construction site on Friday, according to MnDOT. The trip will take about seven hours.

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Each river bridge segment is 48 ft. wide x 18 ft. tall x 10 ft. deep. (Photo courtesy of MnDOT)

About 650 pre-cast segments will make up the driving surface of the new river crossing. The majority of segments will be placed in 2015.

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The blue structures are the segment lifters that crews will use to install segments from atop the piers. The rectangular cut-out at the bottom of the photo is the barge slip. The segment lifters and segments will begin their journey from here to the bridge construction site. (Photo by Mike Demulling)

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