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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #3 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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Wichita, Kansas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

It is always fun to sit along the Canal and watch the ships come it as the bridge raises and lowers. Even with a lot of people, there are lots of places to sit and watch, or lean against the retaining wall.

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Mora, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My husband's family when he was growing up would stop here every year passing through. He took our family there and the kids loved it! I enjoyed the big ships. And that's what everyone goes back time and time again to see. Really big ships! The bridge is cool too! Fun photo ops!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Aerial Lift Bridge has always been Duluth's most notable man made landmark and is very cool to see in action. My wife and I visited the Canal Park area on an initially foggy Sunday morning and got to see the bridge raise and lower several times during our visit. It's definitely better to experience as a pedestrian than as... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times you watch it go up and down it never gets old. Take a walk across and check things out from the other side. Its a reason to hang out in Canal Park!!!

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The lift bridge is amazing. It is really cool to see ships passing under it, and it is fun to walk across.

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Forest Lake
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The lift bridge in Canal Park is a very nice stop in your travels. You can grab some lunch and wait for the ships. The bridge is the only way to and from canal park, so you can get stuck waiting for it on either side, but sitting on the lake walk and watching the bridge operate and seeing the... More

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Farmington, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

While the world around it changes, the marvels of this bridge with its awesome size, commanding presence, deafining whistles, and quiet strength continues to amaze. Plan your day to see a big ship exit the harbor for Lake Superior; watching a ship leave to begin a voyage is more inspiring, to me, than seeing it end. And regarding the Lake:... More

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I still remember as a child visiting the lift bridge and being awestruck. We recently vacationed with our young children and their grandparents. Whether you are a small child, or an adult, the lift bridge will amaze. You can walk or drive over the bridge. The bridge goes up when the ships are 1.5 miles out. The maritime museum, next... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Aerial Lift Bridge is right in Canal Park. It is Amazing to watch the Huge boats sail through underneath this Manmade Marvel.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I think this bridge is such a cool thing to watch go up and down with the ships coming in. It's been a favorite since I was a kid visiting with my family.

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