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Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Activities: Inline skating
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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We seen this as we were walking to the military musuem and itwas an interesting, impressing site. One of the cool things that make Duluth what it is.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We seen this as we were walking to the military musuem and itwas an interesting, impressing site. One of the cool things that make Duluth what it is.

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The Netherlands
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The bridge is nice to see and the locals are very proud of it and say it's a must see. Nothing wrong with that. From far you can allready see the bridge, so it's nice to watch it closer. It's near the Lakewalk.

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting Duluth, you've got to visit the harbor and lift bridge. I've seen it all my life and it still fascinates me to hear the bells dinging and watch the bridge go up to let a mighty freighter come through. Best seen up close from Canal Park, you can walk right under the bridge. Great aerial views from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

A visit to Duluth is not complete without visiting the Aerial Lift Bridge. I live in Duluth and every summer look forward to spending time in Canal Park and seeing ocean-going ships and ore boats going under the brudge. We love how the bridge and boats communicate with horns. We always try to bring our guests as there is not... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very loud when you drive over it just like any other lift bridge. It looks beautiful though when you are far from the bridge and could still see it at a different view.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

One of the too things you need to visit while in Duluth. You can walk across the bridge and watch boats come in. Its a fum experience

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Arlington, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great view of often 1000' ships coming right next to you through a narrow channel. Can watch and almost touch ships as they come in and leave with ore, and can also watch Lake Superior and tourists. The lift bridge is beautiful as it rises and falls to let ships come and go. Anytime I am close, I always go.... More 

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It's a wait is about all I can say...it takes a while for a ship to go through and once you see it it's not as impressive! Personally I enjoy a lot of the other things in the area and waiting to see it sometimes can be a drag, but should be an experience to be seen for someone in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Awesome to see in the daytime or at night; if you want a fun drive go over the bridge out to the park and spend the day!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 reviews 124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Yes, it is just a bridge. But it is a lift bridge! So watching ships, boats, yachts going under the bridge is entertaining. And it is free!

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