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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Not just a summer wonder!

Canal Park and the bridge are amazing sites in the winter too! Ice on the lake, sun in the sky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry A
Duluth, United States

The city is amazing, the service is at hotels and places to eat are excellent. people are friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lift bridge” (247 reviews)
“big ships” (56 reviews)
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canal Park and the bridge are amazing sites in the winter too! Ice on the lake, sun in the sky, sea smoke on the water, bundle up and enjoy. Plenty of great hotels and eateries are within easy walking distances-many terrific shops also.

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city is amazing, the service is at hotels and places to eat are excellent. people are friendly and helpful. really fun place for the whole family, couples, solo.

Thank moviegirl197
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much fun to watch and lots of great places to see different views. Has restaurants all around so you can stop and eat and continue on watching the ships go through.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. The Aerial Lift Bridge embodies life in the Twin Pirts and the shipping industry. Who doesn’t love to watch the ships come in, watch the lift bridge rise up, bells sounding, to let the ships pass through. An experience for all ages!...More

Thank sogj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have visited this beautiful & iconic structure hundreds of times and will continue to visit her every trip we make to the Duluth area. My recommendation to all who plan on visiting the bridge is to get a copy of the...More

Thank markthespotnelson
Reviewed 8 December 2017

It's a Lift Bridge and that's not your everyday sight as it is but if you go to Bentleyville right now it's all lit up and the reflection on the water is fabulous!

Thank mntravelers5
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The bridge is great to see, make sure you see it when they rise and lower the bridge. It is a real nice walk to the lighthouse and harbor

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Were stayed at a Hotel right by the bridge. It was really cool to watch the operation of the lift bridge. It is also very cool lit up at night.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Almost all of the postcards of Duluth showcase this iconic structure. It turns out that there were enough boats to see the operations of bridge. We walked under it and then across it. It was cool and with kids, it was even more fun. I...More

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The bridge is an iconic symbol of Duluth and can be viewed from many, many places within the city or up on the hill. My son and daughter-in-law have beautiful pictures taken here as this is where the marriage proposal occurred. This is fun to...More

Thank europewithKellynRyan
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Questions & Answers
4 July 2017|
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Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!
Jane W
1 September 2015|
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Response from b_none55 | Reviewed this property |
This is a good place to eat, and there is a lot of history in mainly the top floor of the building. I don't remember if they take reservations, but think so. Strongly recommend calling them at Grandma’s - Canal Park 522... More