We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Aerial Lift Bridge

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 997 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 722
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The best sight to see anywhere

The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Minnesota is by far the best Landmark anywhere in the world so much to see and do watching the big ships go under the bridge my personal favorite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MIKE S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

997 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 982: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Minnesota is by far the best Landmark anywhere in the world so much to see and do watching the big ships go under the bridge my personal favorite is the Paul R Tregurtha

Helpful?
Thank MIKE S
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You know I only live 20 miles away from Canal Park and the Lift Bridge and like most people take it for granted. I spent the week end enjoying the Lift Bridge and the Ships coming in. Sipping on a Craft Beer and enjoying the view and food. It's a lot like viewing the Golden Gate Bridge and its atmosphere,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alan A
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seeing the aerial lift bridge go up and down is really neat, watching the bike Lake Superior Ships (1,000ft +) ships going through the shipping canal and under the bridge is amazing!

Helpful?
Thank joh07940
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Fun to watch it lift to let the giant ships come in. Our hotel alerted us to which ships were coming in each day.

Helpful?
Thank Sherrie B
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Love the lift bridge and the light houses! It's a blast to watch ships come in and out! We've been there in all seasons and it is a different feel each season!

Helpful?
Thank Toni O
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We recently stayedin Duluth and one of our reasons for being there was to share the lift bridge experience with California relatives. We were all impressed with the size of the ore boats and the magnificent setting at nights as the boats floated underneath.

Helpful?
Thank azroepke
Level Contributor
108 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This old bridge is worth watching lift a couple of times. There are multiple places with outdoor seating, on a nice day it is a destination to enjoy with a beverage of your liking... and usually an outdoor heater :-)

Helpful?
Thank Janice G
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Level Contributor
405 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip all on its own. It's a staple of Duluth. Great view of the ships and alot of restaurants nearby

Helpful?
Thank SIOUXFANFOREVER
2fungirls
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We took a guided ship tour of the Duluth Harbor and Lake Superior so we had to go under the Aerial Lift Bridge. That's one amazing bridge, especially when it has to open for large cargo ships which we had the opportunity to see while we were touring.

Helpful?
Thank 2fungirls
Woodbury, Minnesota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A really neat experience to watch the bridge go up. We even got to enjoy a ship go through the canal and under the bridge. Also fun to drive across the bridge.

Helpful?
Thank RoseSwenson2

Travelers who viewed Aerial Lift Bridge also viewed

 

Been to Aerial Lift Bridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aerial Lift Bridge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aerial Lift Bridge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?