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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #2 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Activities: Inline skating
Description: 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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Royalton, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We rented the multi person bikes and biked over to the bridge. It was fun to see up close the kids really liked seeing it. However you never know when it will rise.

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Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The kids loved watching the ships come in and seeing the bridge go up. The Canal Park area is a lot of fun, great for photos, and you can find the schedule for ships at the visitor center to help.

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Fair Grove, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The museum and the bridge itself are an educational experience well worth the time to see. The schedule for boats under the bridge is available on line for planning the time to see the bridge in action.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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205 reviews 205 reviews
63 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is simply one of the coolest bridges. We stayed at hotel right at the base and that was amazing. It's lit up at night and in the day you are right there at canal park/maritime center. Do budget a few hours minimum to wander around/pack a lunch and check out the maritime center. With some planning you should be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You can't be on the bridge when it raises to let boats in or out. It seems to move so slow..... It was fun driving the boat through the canal with people waving. When ore boats come in they take up almost the entire width of the canal. It's interesting to watch the lift bridge no matter how many times... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

as far back as i can remember I've be going to Duluth. from a small child to know i still love watching boats go under this bridge

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EC. Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our hotel was right next to it and when ships come in it goes up not like a draw bridge but the whole thing goes up! We also went for a run and ran over it and my wife thought that was cool as heck!!:)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were able to see an enormous ship come into Duluth Harbor under the lift bridge.. The lift bridge is very cool. You can walk across the lift bridge. If you are in Duluth it is a must see. Many places to eat, shop and walk nearby.

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alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great park and super clean. The museum was neat. I loved the bridge in action. My husband and I also enjoyed the walk around the lake. It was a beautiful area.

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Minneapolis
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381 reviews 381 reviews
127 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

There again and my daughter had fun running and chasing the seagulls. Nice fall afternoon and lots of families there enjoying the area. Many trails in the area, walk the bridge, go to Grandmas or many of the other eateries in the area. A MN jewel.

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