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Aerial Lift Bridge

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Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator...

Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.

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Don't miss the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth. So much fun to watch the big ships come in or go out through the channel to Duluth Harbor. It's neat to walk under the bridge and hear... read more

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Mound, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth. So much fun to watch the big ships come in or go out through the channel to Duluth Harbor. It's neat to walk under the bridge and hear the cars go by above you. The shipping schedule is posted at the nearby Maritime Museum. We checked the schedule and made sure to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

there are only a few bridges of this style in MN. is unique and interesting construction. We saw it in a snow storm with freezing rain, so traveling over it was more than an adventure. Got stuck on the icy steel.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved learning about the lift bridge! Makes the Duluth Landscape even more interesting. The Aerial Lift Bridge is a major landmark in Duluth, Minnesota. The span originally was an extremely rare transporter bridge — the first of just two such bridges ever constructed in the United States. Originally built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded in 1929–30 to a vertical... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to see the ore bridge operate. What an engineering achievement. It is awesome to see these huge ore boats come into port.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of Duluth is the aerial lift bridge. It is fun to go to Canal Park and walk under and over the lift bridge. It's beautiful at night all lit up and spectacular during the day. To be there to watch the aerial lift bridge go up and down for the many passing ships into the harbor... More 

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Big Lake, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its always fun for the kids to watch the aerial lift bridge move. Kids love in amazement and excitement.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been across this bridge numerous times but am always impressed. This isn't a scary bridge by any means but it's fascinating that it can lift high enough to allow an ocean freighter to pass under. Makes you wonder why it's not a swing bridge. Very coo. And it's free!

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we have seen an aerial lift bridge, and we were lucky enough to see it in action when a large ship left Duluth.

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't have one of these in Missouri. It was neat to see. I just wish a ship had been coming in while we were in town. It's hard to imagine how it works without actually seeing it. It was still fun to drive over to the point though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Minnesota is by far the best Landmark anywhere in the world so much to see and do watching the big ships go under the bridge my personal favorite is the Paul R Tregurtha

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