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“Awesome Contraption” 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.
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Awesome Contraption”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This thing is way neat. Not a draw bridge but the whole roadway is lifted straight up like an elevator to let the sea going freightors throug to the bay.

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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Cool to see these big ships go by so close and think about where they have been and where they are going.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Watch it in action”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This unique bridge is fascinating to watch as its driving platform raises for boat traffic. Get up close and watch the operation of the cabling system.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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“A Must see in Duluth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

No matter how strange it sounds, you must spend time in the Canal Park area and near the Aerial Bridge. It is amazing to see the gigantic ore boats glide through a canal that seems impossibly small. Very interesting and relaxing. Fun to imagine where the boats are from and are going to.

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Ships traffic was such that we could watch the lift bridge go up without waiting hours. Great electronic schedule board so could plan ahead to be there at the right time.

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