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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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This was really unbelievable to see and watch in action. A great piece of history. Beautiful in the evening along the board walk.

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Marion, Illinois
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Marion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was really unbelievable to see and watch in action. A great piece of history. Beautiful in the evening along the board walk.

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aripeka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grab some lunch walk to the bridge and watch the bridge...it's worth the 5 minute walk from parking!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 778 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very lucky to see it go up and down to make space for a passing boat. It's a great celebration of the engineering spirit. Its entire history, statistics, performance, even rivets from the construction can be found in the adjacent Maritime Center, right on the Lakewalk. Free.

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Greenwood Lake, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bridge itself is nice but to be able to walk it it's great. It gives you a beautiful view of the two light house. Not like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge but very nice nevertheless.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love seeing the big ships coming and going and the bridge lifting for them. The ship and bridge communicate with each other by blowing their horns. Also it give visitors a chance to see it. A must see if in the area !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A different type of draw bridge. Still working, and raises often to allow lake ships to enter or leave the harbor.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We viewed the bridge during the day and at night since we stayed about a block away. Very interesting to watch the bridge go up and down especially when a freighter passes under.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lift bridge is an iconic part of Duluth. It is always a great place to stop and watch for a while. The whole Canal Park area is truly beautiful and the lift bridge is the hallmark of the area.

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Eden Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Check out the ship schedule and definitely watch the bridge go up. So fun to see the big ore ships. Nice walk to the end of the pier.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come and go under the lift bridge as we travel from Bayfield.Wi. to Duluth as my wife and I enjoy the entertainment and great places to eat their. When we stay on land we go across the bridge as we stay at several of the great hotels just a few blocks South. It`s a great land mark that can... More 

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