U of M CE 5212 - The Stillwater Bridge (31 pages)

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University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
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Ce 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment
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The Stillwater Bridge Marlena Shudy Derek Newbauer Charla Rae Heutinck David Kmiec Stillwater Minnesota Located in the St Croix River Valley on the WI and MN Border September 29th 1837 Treaty Signed by the US Government Objibwa Nation allowing settlement Birthplace of Minnesota 22 Miles from Downtown St Paul 27 Miles from Downtown Minneapolis Home of the Stillwater Bridge Stillwater Stillwater is on the eastern border of the Twin Cities 7 county metro area Stillwater Bridge Built in 1931 1 050 Feet Long 23 Feet Wide 2 Lane Highway connecting MN State Highway 36 and WI State Highway 64 Waddell and Harrington Type Vertical Lift Highway Bridge 1989 National Register of Historic Places History 1910 Stillwater Bridge built as a pontoon swing bridge 1925 City of Stillwater original owners switched ownership to Minnesota Department of Highways 1928 New bridge design needed due to heavy traffic on the bridge and St Croix River 1929 Design Contract of 3 150 granted to Ash Howard Needles and Tammen of Kansas City Missouri 1930 Construction began with General Contractor as Peppard and Fulton and the Fabricator as the American Bridge Company 1931 Construction completed Total Cost 460 174 00 Ownership of the new bridge was Minnesota and Wisconsin What was constructed Repair concrete slabs Steel truss spans Single vertical lift Span Waddell and Harrington type Concept from Duluth MN vertical lift span Repair history 1973 Concrete deck rebuilt 1979 Concrete approach span rebuilt 2005 Bridge closed for repairs source Mn DOT 2006 Bridge reopens for car traffic foot traffic expected in 2007 New traffic demands higher capacity Traffic volumes have increased 2 2 per year on average from 1988 2000 Today 16 000 cars use the bridge each day During peak hours queues extend almost a mile along STH 64 in WI and TH 36 in MN Commuters and some planners suggest congestion warrants a higher capacity or second bridge Other affected towns Red Star Indicates Location of Houlton Oak Park Heights and



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