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“Very neat sight!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #4 of 84 things to do in Duluth
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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.
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“Very neat sight!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Pretty neat sight to see & touch if you want. Bummed we didnt get to see it go up :(
It is located near lots of fun places to stay & eat too. Plus free parking!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Beautiful at night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

You can walk across it, drive across it, and stand right next to it while huge ships pass through it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Famous must-see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Arguably the most famous human-made sight in Minnesota (I'd hate to think that the Mall of America would be more famous, but ugh, it probably is), the "Lift Bridge", as it known by the locals, should be at the top of your must-see list when visiting Duluth. If you're there at when the boats (not ships; boats) are coming and going, stand under the bridge when it goes up to let in a 1000' ore boat; you won't believe how eerily quiet it is as it rises. You and your kids will remember this sight forever.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Try to time your visit to see a ship.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It isn't always easy to know when a ship is coming in. Check with the shops near the bridge to see when the next ship is scheduled to come in.

Visited November 2012
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Saline, Michigan
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“Fun place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very cool to be there as a large ship goes through the canal and under the bridge. The museum is full of interesting exhibits and displays a schedule of the ships going through. You can also check http://duluthshippingnews.com/ for a schedule, webcams and much more. Call Boatwatchers Hotline, 24 hours a day at: (218) 722-6489 for the most up-to-date schedule.

It is incredible how quietly the bridge goes up (except for a warning bell) and how quietly a 1,000 foot, fully loaded ship is. That is until the ship sounds its horn and the bridge replies -- that gets your attention!

Visited November 2012
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