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“A Must See!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #3 of 85 things to do in Duluth
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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.
Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

There is so much to do near the Aerial Lift Bridge and in Canal Park! There are a ton of fabulous restaurants, shops, and attractions here. Right next to the Lift Bridge is an interesting and informative Maritime Museum, which is free and open to the public. The Northern Waters Smokehaus, as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, is located in the DeWitt-Seitz Building, along with other great restaurants such as the Amazing Grace Bakery/Cafe in the basement. You can frequently see enormous ships - some coming all the way from the Atlantic Ocean passing through Canal Park's two piers and under the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Live music abounds in many of these restaurants at night, and the famous Grandma's Bar & Saloon - sponsor of the world renowned Grandma's Marathon - has a bar that is popular with night life loving youth above the main restaurant. Find local artists works in one of the many galleries in the area. And when you're done, there are a variety of hotels right on The Loop where you can rest your head for the night.

Visited October 2012
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Duluth, Minnesota
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolute Marvel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Aerial Lift Bridge is fun to watch go up and down with the large vessels coming into the harbor. It really is a miraculous feat and so cool how it actually operates.

Visited November 2012
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Allen, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Neat to see at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I was coming out of a nearby restaurant and got to see a big ship coming through. The lights on the bridge in combination with the moonlight made for a nice stop.

Visited October 2012
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A sight to behold”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Watching this aerial lift bridge in operation was very interesting. We were on a harbor tour and our boat went right under it. It gave us an opportunity for some awesome pictures. We also saw it in operation from a walkway right below and that also was very impressive.

Visited September 2012
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MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

Visited October 2012
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