This week, giant rectangular concrete tubes that were built downriver from Oak Park Heights, Minn., are beginning to be put in place. They've been hauled upriver by tugboat from a plant in Cottage Grove, and they're ready to be lined up for almost a mile across the St. Croix to St. Joseph, Wis.
The new St. Croix Crossing bridge is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.
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