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Aerial Lift Bridge

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Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator...

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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watching the bridge go up and down is a engineering marvel

the ships go by so close you might as well be on it that is how close you are well worth the wait and watch if in duluth don't miss this fascinating

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slough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

the ships go by so close you might as well be on it that is how close you are well worth the wait and watch if in duluth don't miss this fascinating

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Watching the lift bridge operate for small sail boats as well as for 1,000-foot long ore carriers was very intriguing. We spent hours sitting along the canal, watching the bridge allow passage of many different craft. The night view of the bridge is definitely something to see and photograph.

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Rush City, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting bridge, we were told that it goes up and down over 5000 times a year and the person that built the Eifiel Tower designed it

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Thank Dale C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been enjoying this part of canal park for years...very exciting to hear and see all of the workings of the bridge and how it functions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a sidewalk for people to walk by the bridge and along the water. Fun to watch the bridge if any boats or big ships come through, otherwise overall not that exciting. However, a walk along the water and out to the pier is worth the small fee to park.

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St. Paul, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we visit Duluth, we stay at a hotel in Canal Park. We enjoy watching the boats of all sizes go through the lift bridge, and staying nearby allows us the opportunity to sit along the canal and relax. It is always amazing to watch the bridge in action.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Canal Park is the best place to take your visitors for a great experience. My Family had a great time watching the HUGE ships pass under the Lift Bridge at Canal Park. An experience they will never forget.

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Thank Shamamoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As a quintessential part of the tour of Duluth. It's fun to watch the boats go under and even more fun to watch it come down. Standing under it when it comes down makes it feel like it's going to come down on top of you. Even my teenager liked that.

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Story City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is amazing to watch go up and down and see all the boats go thru. I love how it goes up only as high as it needs for the boats going thru.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So neat to look at the bridge! Can look at from the lighthouse then drive over and head down lake street. The bridge goes up and down and it's fun for kids to see!

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