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Aerial Lift Bridge

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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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Very Enjoyable Stroll Along the Pier

You can see the Lift Bridge from many vantage points in Duluth, but the best is to actually go down and walk on it. In the evenings, it's so relaxing to watch the ships and boats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You can see the Lift Bridge from many vantage points in Duluth, but the best is to actually go down and walk on it. In the evenings, it's so relaxing to watch the ships and boats come in, and watch the seagulls roosting on the rocks along the shore. There are so many great views for taking pictures, and the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Just to see this bridge in action was a treat. I wondered about all the operations to make this bridge do this

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The bridge is not only functional in design, but, also pretty cool to view. It's truly an icon of Duluth.

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Washburn,IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I could sit and watch this bridge all day long its got to be one of the neatest things I have seen.The walk along the entrance to the bay with the light house is neat at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Worth seeing while you're in town. It's easy to get to and there are several things to do in that area.

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Bolivar, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The aerial lift bridge stop is a must just because it is so central to the importance of Duluth. Canal park at the bridge is clean with plenty to do. Pay parking was plentiful and reasonable. The bridge was fascinating and we hung around long enough to see it raise to allow a sail boat to pass under. It operate... More 

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fun to watch. Have been to Duluth three times and this was the first time I'd been close enough to watch the bridge and to watch a ship come in. That in itself was a great experience. It was cool that the ship crew members even waved at us as they went by.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Spend a few minutes checking this out. If you're lucky you'll get to see the bridge in action and a large freighter passing by right in front of you. Maritime museum next door, free and most interesting.

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Take the time to check this out! Such an ingenious answer to a transportation problem. Very good view when taking a harbor tour. I should have dressed warmly!

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Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Amazing to watch, over & over, this enormous bridge raise and lower - as long as you don't get "bridged"!

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