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Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Description: 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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A must see if you are in Duluth!

If you visit Canal Park, the Lift Bridge is a must see! I enjoyed watching the ships come in as much as my kids did. It's also very cool to drive across to the little peninsula... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Brainerd, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you visit Canal Park, the Lift Bridge is a must see! I enjoyed watching the ships come in as much as my kids did. It's also very cool to drive across to the little peninsula out to the beaches. Some beautiful pictures can be captured here.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Lift Bridge looks great from anywhere in Duluth, but is especially fun up close. Photograph it from in front of the Maritime Museum, from the Park Point side after you walk across it, from the red-roofed lighthouse on the end of the Pier. But stick around for the entrance or exit of a 1,000 foot ship if you can.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I spent a lot of time watching the large ships come through the harbor. The size of the ships are unimaginable! Great experience!

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love watching the bridge lift, as boats navigate their way through the canal. It's fun to walk across and hang out around the base of the bridge.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to watch the big iron ore ships come and go under the bridge.Shipping times are published every day so you dont have to wait around hoping to see a vessel.The siren for raising the bridge is loud and could scare little children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My family recently traveled to Duluth and this was a must see! Very cool attraction! Recommend getting up close and watching boats travel underneath.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I think this may be the only lift bridge left in North America, so it is worth seeing just for that. Check the daily shipping news posted outside the waterfront museum so you can see one of the big ships going through. The bridge regularly opens part way for smaller craft, but it is really something to see one of... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This bridge is amazing how it knows to go up and down everytime a boat comes through and how it communicates with the boats through horns.

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Perham, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's not the biggest bridge in the world or the fanciest. But for whatever reason, people are happy watch it open up for the ships to pass through into the harbor. It's not like this activity is fast or hair raising. It's just coo! So if you are up here, take time and go to the museum, and watch a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nothing too terribly exciting, but it does have some interesting history and is a potential photo opportunity.

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Address: Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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