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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

very picturesque! Awesome place to visit Great education for the kids & adults They have neat little eating shops along the bridge You can take an evening cruise Plenty of benches to sit along the water and have a tasty cone/dog Plenty of visitor attraction booths and staff were very knowledgeable Loved this spot - very old and well maintained.

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Elmhurst, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is about as basic and amazing as an attraction can get. There is a lift bridge, which if you have never seen one is just what it sounds like: the bridge platform raises and lowers kind of like an elevator. Then there are the lake freighters. Big boats. Like the size of Star Destroyers. So you get the shipping... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We love to see the big ships go under the lift bridge. You can get up close and personal from the park.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Make sure you don't miss a ship coming through the aerial lift bridge. You can search for estimated arrival and departure times. It is very amazing to see and be within 30 feet of the very large ships coming into the bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to actually meet 2 of the Ironworkers that help build the bridge at breakfast one morning took photos and had a great visit with them

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Check out the shipping schedule to see if you can happen to find a time when a 1000' ore boat is arriving or departing!

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Why wouldn't you stop to see the aerial lift bridge in action? When I visited I had the opportunity to see the ice on Lake Superior still breaking up in the spring warm up as well as two ships go out to sea. It was a great, peaceful evening.

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

we watched the sail boat race which was interesting. once they got out into the lake farther they opened their sails. disliked the rainy weather

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were lucky and got to stay near the lift bridge. It was fun seeing it lift and watch the boats and ships pass under. It's stunning at night so if you get a chance take it in. A must see while in Duluth.

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We drove over this bridge getting to our hotel. Our hotel even told us when the bridge would be going up as the ships came in that day. It's unique.

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