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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 in Duluth

Whatever your reason do visiting Duluth-- go see the list bridge. Grab the shipping news or look up online and try to catch a big ship entering or leaving the harbor. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Becker, Minnesota
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Becker, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Whatever your reason do visiting Duluth-- go see the list bridge. Grab the shipping news or look up online and try to catch a big ship entering or leaving the harbor. It's totally cool.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped at Canal Park for the first time in July and really enjoyed the visit. We got a ship schedule so we knew when to expect boats to come through and saw several ships pass through the canal and the bridge go up and down to allow passage. It was a beautiful evening and although crowded,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When you're in Canal Park and see people running toward the bridge, chances are there's a large freighter making it's way under the bridge. Follow them and watch. Even if you only get to see sailboats and tour boats going through the canal, it's fun watching the bridge. Standing directly under the bridge and looking up, you can watch all... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was fascinating to watch the bridge lift. No ships were passing through our visit but we were not disappointed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a staple for a visit to Duluth. It is really the character of the whole city. The area around the bridge and the ships are fascinating. It can be really crowed especially on summer weekends.

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Melvin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can go to the park and walk out on breakwalls/jetty's? And watch the big ore and coal boats come and go. To watch the bridge go up is fairly amazing. Local shops are within walking distance. I worked on the ore boats for seven years and we always made a point to go out on deck and wave to... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We spent a total of three days in Duluth. We parked our vehicle at the hotel and walked everywhere in the canal. Most of our time was spent watching the large ships come and go from the bay. The bridge is a must see. One note, we have older teenage girls and one younger little man and ALL of them... More 

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Waverly, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Check out the museum and get the ship schedule. You HAVE to watch one of the ships come in! It is amazing!!

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iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just fun to watch ships and boats go through. ..usually every 30min or so the bridges will raise up..if you can get on the waters and see the back end..you have beautiful views of two beautiful kighthouses

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was able to see 2 ships come and leave port. As you are watching them there is a guide telling the history of each ship and where it is headed. It is spectacular to see these ships up close.

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

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