To create a website that acted as a resource and advocate for the construction of a new bridge over the St. Croix River. The Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing (St. Croix Crossing) wanted to gather news and other resources into an online resource center to have accurate, up-to-date information on the status of construction and the related debates in congress. Additionally, they needed a way to provide targeted information for specific parties; for example, people in Wisconsin may not be interested in the same news and resources as those in Minnesota, or those interested in the bike path, or in historic preservation for the town of Stillwater. All of this, they needed in a very short amount of time, including a landing site until the full site was ready.
The St. Croix Crossing site launched May 23rd, 2011. Interested parties can now come to one online location for updates on the building of the bridge. By providing their email address, they can receive relevant information and blogs on whichever topics that they choose. With enough interest, the goal is to overcome the political roadblocks in place against building a new bridge. Stay tuned!