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“Amazing views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #3 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.
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I grew up near this location and it's one of my favorite places in the world. I love to walk the entire path under the bridge back toward the DECC. Great for families, romantic walks, no matter who you're with, it's a great idea to visit this place.

Visited August 2012
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“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.

Visited December 2012
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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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