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The Prescott Drawbridge, also called the Point Douglas Drawbridge, is a steel girder bridge with a double-leaf bascule drawbridge section. The roadbed of the drawbridge span is a steel grate. The bridge carries U.S. 10 across the St. Croix River and connects Prescott, Wisconsin, with the Point Douglas park area of Denmark Township, Minnesota. This is the only drawbridge in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area. It was completed in 1990 and replaced a rare regional example of a Waddell & Harrington vertical-lift bridge completed in 1922 that operated as a toll bridge from 1923 to 1946.

Prescott Drawbridge
1990 Prescott Bridge from southeast (2009).jpg
The bridge in 2009
Coordinates44°44′56″N 92°48′17″W / 44.74889°N 92.80472°W / 44.74889; -92.80472
Carries US 10
CrossesSt. Croix River (Wisconsin-Minnesota)
LocalePrescott, Wisconsin and Denmark Township, Minnesota
Official namePrescott Highway Bridge
Other name(s)Prescott Drawbridge
ID number82010
Designsteel girder with double-leaf bascule draw span
Total length672 feet (205 meters)
Width54 feet (16 meters), 4 lanes
Height20 feet (6 meters)
Daily traffic13000/day



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