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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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Hudson, Wisconsin
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183 reviews 183 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The aerial lift bridge in Canal Park is one the great sights in Duluth. Every time we visit Duluth, we stop at Skyline Park to view the entire harbor from high up on a hill. The bridge is one of the first landmarks we spot. Take a drive across the bridge and spend the day out on Minnesota Point...you will... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

When visiting Duluth, whatever the reason for the visit, take a few minutes out of your trip to enjoy the Lakewalk and Aerial Lift Bridge. The harbor is gorgeous...

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It is always great to see this bridge, its so massive and yet beautiful at the same time. At night it lights up and shows off its true beauty of Duluth. Watching the boats come and go is always a great site.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

This is so cool. It's really really cool to see the huge ships so close! It's fun, interesting, and free! It's a "must-do" on your trip to Duluth and Lake Superior!

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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Always busy with tourists and picture taking of the Ariel Lift Bridge, boats and sea gulls. The canal is a nice place to walk down to the lighthouse and then walk across the bridge to the other side of the canal and lighthouse.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A must stop on your trip. Also visit the Maritime Museum close by. The sign outside says Army Corp of Engineers, but the museum is also inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband, an engineer and I loved watching how the bridge operates. Museum was fun. Had a hard time timing when to stick around to see the big ships run through. They went through faster than we thought and we ended up running to see them.

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Missouri
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We loved watching it go up and down. The Maritime Museum had great information about it. Really cool historic piece of engineering.

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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Really cool engineering, fun to watch the way it lifts. There is kind of a San Francisco vibe to the area Engen though you are in the heart of the upper Midwest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went to the canal park to watch the bridge go up and enjoyed so much to do that we will be going back tomorrow. Free to see this attraction and lots of other things to do too.

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