Anyone who travels to Stillwater, Minnesota is familiar with the silhouette of the Stillwater Bridge. It is the unofficial symbol of the city and is featured on the logo of many Stillwater based companies.
It is a 1000 foot Vertical Lift bridge that spans the St. Croix River connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin.
After years (probably decades) of legal wrangling, the bridge is now being replaced. Ground breaking for the new bridge began this week.
The old bridge will remain open for pedestrian and walking traffic only…(perhaps even wooden alligators will lumber across–see photo below.)
I am thrilled that the new bridge is finally being built, but I will remain loyal to photographing the “Old Bridge” on a regular basis…