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Aerial Lift Bridge

Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #2 of 39 Attractions in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Inline skating
Owner description: Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Inline skating
Owner 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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Superior, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We fed the seagulls popcorn. Walked along the pier to the light house, then watched a thousand footer come into the bay. We rented a surrey bike and pedaled around for about an hour. We saw horse-drawn buggies that we could have rented, but instead shopped at the DeWitz Seitz shops, then went on our way. Wonderful leisurely afternoon spent... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We watched a cargo ship pass through the cannel under the Lift Bridge, it seemed like it took some time to do that and the traffic was backed up for a long long ways. Some people got out of their cars, and were chit chatting with each other waiting for the bridge to lower. Great to see.

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Thunder Bay
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A very large ship went through when we were there. Lot of people, but found parking and restaurant room.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Bridge/Canal Park is very well maintained although very busy. Watching the large freighters come through the canal is an experience. Nice informative visitor center at the bridge.

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Jamestown, OH
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Was particularly interesteing to my 9 year old grandson and the history about the ships passage to load and depart the port.

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Volcano, California
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27 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

...the big ships passing under this massive lift bridge. Nothing like it elsewhere in the USA. What a treat!

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Eau Claire, WI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We come to Canal Park to watch the boats floating around and to be close to some amazingly huge ships that you would never have access to otherwise. We took our first trip under the bridge this time on the Harbor Cruise with Vista Fleet. It was an overcast day, but we enjoyed it very much and got plenty of... More 

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We arrived just in time to see a huge tanker go under the Aerial Lift Bridge. So, we saw the entire operation as the bridge lifted to the top and then descend back to open for traffic. Although it was mid-week, the boardwalk was filled with people watching this graceful exhibition.A nice walk out to the lighthouse and around the... More 

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Estherville, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The kids loved to see this for the first time. We saw a huge ship come in and it was a great experience. So much to learn in the maritime museum and it was all free except for 1.50 for parking. Well worth the 1.50!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We went under the bridge on a tall ship but it's cool to watch the ships come in and out of the world's farthest inland port.

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