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Aerial Lift Bridge

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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Neat to watch!

I got to observe this bridge from a distance while set up at the 2016 Tall Ships show. It was... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
George C
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Fantastic. Great great choices of places to eat, shop and board walk, Beach walk, lake view, city... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
rickmU9136RJ
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Duluth
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lift bridge” (249 reviews)
“big ships” (56 reviews)
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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

I got to observe this bridge from a distance while set up at the 2016 Tall Ships show. It was fascinating to watch!

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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. Great great choices of places to eat, shop and board walk, Beach walk, lake view, city view and park point is on the other side of the bridge. Beach walk there can be miles long ( this part is all sand, not for handy...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Since their are no other bridges like this one it is an amazing thing to observe ship traffic be sure to visit the Army Corp of Engineers museum to get a list of times that the ship's will be coming in. Maybe you'll get to...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

You must cross over-- at the end of the road it will take you to beautiful uncluttered beaches. Rock hounds will go crazy hunting for semi precious stones. Bring a picnic--we always get subway and some drinks. The kids love playing in the water you...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Bridge connects over the channel to a residenceal area that extends to a Park at the very end. Do not miss the drive. Second and most important catch that ship coming in from someplace afar, as the Bridge Operator and Ship Captain greet each...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Go in the Army Corp of Engineers museum to get a list of times that the ship's will be coming in and do d a good spot near the bridge to watch. So cool! Watch ship's from all around the world come in to Duluth....More

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

We always enjoy seeing the Ariel Lift Bridge and watch the large ships pass through the canal. The bridge is great to view during the day, but also at night when it is lighted. It is one of the most photographed sites in Duluth. You...More

Thank FritzW18
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

Was hoping for some boat action but on a quiet Sunday afternoon, none were moving so we didn't get to see the bridge in action ! Pity that , but it's plain too see how it does raise itself like Lazarus ! A cool piece...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

you must visit the iconic lift bridge in Duluth's canal park the history behind the bridge is very interesting on how they dredge out the canal to how the bridge was first used to fairy people and belongs across the canal until the bridge was...More

Thank Y5609OXtom
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

The Lift Bridge is always a treat to view but is especially photogenic at night. Definitely worth the visit when the ships cone through for kids of all ages!

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WallyNancy
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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!
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Jane W
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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
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