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“watch iron ore ships come and go” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #2 of 47 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Bridges
Activities: Inline skating
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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.
MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“watch iron ore ships come and go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Best place to watch for ships coming and going is from Enger tower, or close up eat at grandmas saloon when the outdoor tables are open.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It is neat to see in operation and you can walk and drive across it. My kids really thought it was cool.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Cool view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Fun to watch the ships pass under. The ships come about 3-4 hours. A museum and lookout area is located right next to the bridge.

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“Full Moon Over the Lift Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were lucky to enjoy an amazing full moon over the Ariel Lift Bridge. It truly was eye-candy on this Duluth landmark. Be sure to cross the bridge and take in the beauty of Minnesota Point.

Visited September 2012
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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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“Not just a bridge...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

As the name hints, it lifts instead of separates in the middle. When a ship enters, it is simply amazing and a must-see.

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