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“Aerial Lift Bridge” 4 of 5 stars
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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.
Asheville, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Aerial Lift Bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have always enjoyed the whole event of the ships coming into Duluth harbor, by blowing their booming horns, and the Lift Bridge answer alike. Then the bridge goes way up, as the ship comes though the canal so close you can see all the ship and deck hands. So much fun. Added plus, a nice museum while you wait. Walk out to the light house too.

Visited May 2013
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Roseau, Minnesota
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“BEST VIEWED FROM BAYFRONT PARK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Bring a folding chair, or just sit on the grass, and enjoy the comings and goings of boats and ships of many sizes. Each time there is an approach there is the rich sound of boat horns, the responding answer of the bridge operator, and then the "salutes" as the boat or ship passes under the bridge.

A camera is a must to capture views of vessels "threading" their way through the canal and into the harbor or exiting the harbor. The huge Lakers seem close enough to reach out and touch as they manuever past Bayfront Park.

Visited June 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“Must see in Duluth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We visit Duluth often but never tire of the harbor area. The bridge is one of a kind??
Fun to walk over to the other side as well. People run to see the bridge rise and ships enter the port.

Visited May 2013
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Iowa
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“kids loved this attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

try standing right under bridge when it lowers, super cool, great attraction for kids, walking over it also cool

Visited June 2013
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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“so cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Really fun experience... we watched a boat go under, and the bridge go up/down. Just don't get stuck waiting to cross the bridge when it is going up! it takes a while to go down!

Visited May 2013
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