Uncategorized Gazette photo by Erik SandinEight-year-old Gavin Thorson, left, walks on the Gateway trail bridge with his father, Ben Thorson. The elder Thorson was part of the crew that took apart and reassembled the bridge. By The Stillwater Gazette June 27, 2012 at 12:00 am Related posts: Gazette photos by Erik SandinPedestrians and bicyclists joined officials from the state departments of Transportation and Natural Resources for the grand opening of the Gateway State Trail Bridge over Manning Avenue in Stillwater Township Monday morning. The historic 100-year-old wrought iron bridge was disassembled at its old site on Minnesota Highway 65 in Koochiching County, brought to the Manning Avenue location, reassembled and lifted into place. Gazette photo by Erik SandinA crew from Carl Bolander & Sons of St. Paul positions a pile aboard a barge for driving into the St. Croix River bed Thursday afternoon. The company has crews aboard two barges in the river driving and boring test piles into the river to produce soil samples that will provide engineers and bridge designers with critical information about the stability of the riverbed. Gazette photo by Erik SandinMike Thell of St. Paul looks up after using the DaVinci surgical robot during an open house Thursday at the HealthEast Stillwater Clinic. Thell said his the robot was used to perform surgery on his wife a year ago. Gazette photo by Erik SandinArms on the DaVinci surgical robot are shown above items that visitors to the HealthEast Stillwater Clinic open house could try to pick up using the robot. HealhEast has two surgical robots at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood.