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Aerial Lift Bridge

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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Family mini getaway

Love Duluth. It's our little getaway and the aerial bridge is always a stop when we head there. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shakopee, Minnesota
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Excellent place to get close view of huge ships

My husband, son, and I walked from our hotel to the bridge just as it was rising. It was awesome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palatine, Illinois
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Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fun to watch” (100 reviews)
“lift bridge” (229 reviews)
“big ships” (53 reviews)
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Duluth. It's our little getaway and the aerial bridge is always a stop when we head there. We all love watching the big ships pass through. I like the fact that they have a website and a number you can call to see what...More

Thank Toddml32
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, son, and I walked from our hotel to the bridge just as it was rising. It was awesome to watch two huge freight ships pass by under the bridge and then to see the bridge lower. It was also very interesting to learn...More

Thank VacationTravelerMB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lift bridge is a short walk down canal park with lots of room to stroll and cement sides for sitting and watching. Plus there are lots of benches near by. Watching a big ship come in or out of harbor is definitely not to...More

Thank Kersten R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter how many times I have seen this bridge in action, it never bores me! And who wouldn't want to stand under it and watch it come down! You must reach out and touch it as you stroll under!!

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal into the harbor has one bridge that spans the passage. Every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) the bridge raises to let boats go through. On some days you will be able to see the major tankers that come in all...More

Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a group of high schoolers. We waited a while for the bridge to go up and once it did we just waited for it to go down. We didn't have much fun with it, however I would recommend it for younger kids.

Thank Ainsley D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

July 31st was a perfect day to watch a "laker", the Campana come under the lift bridge...quiet the engineering marvel!

Thank Intheseatsjoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went from Minneapolis to Duluth over the weekend. Aerial bridge is good to watch! Cool and calm place to be. Nice park with jogger's track and view of lake superior is just awesome. Watching the bridge going up is highly recommended activity if u...More

Thank Daksh9704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love watching the bridge. The whole history of how and why it got built is something to know. Unreal!!! We've done cruises so we have also gone under the bridge!!

Thank Terrylea N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to visit the Aerial Lift Bridge. We did get to watch it lift for a sailboat going through. It might be more exciting for kids. I wouldn't need to see it more than once.

Thank W B
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July 4, 2017|
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Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!
Jane W
September 1, 2015|
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Response from b_none55 | Reviewed this property |
This is a good place to eat, and there is a lot of history in mainly the top floor of the building. I don't remember if they take reservations, but think so. Strongly recommend calling them at Grandma’s - Canal Park 522... More