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“This Bridge is Cool”
Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Ranked #3 of 94 things to do in Duluth
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Owner description: Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
Reviewed May 16, 2012

What is an aerial bridge??? That was my question when researching our trip to Duluth. But after getting into town and heading there immediately we "got" it. It raises up when a Great Lake freighter needs to enter the harbor or leave. Fun to watch at anytime of day. If you go into the Maritime Museum right beside it they have a monitor screen telling what ships and what time they will be going through so you can be aware of the bridge lifting up.

Thank peonyrose
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

It is cool to see it go up and lower again, it's cool to cross in a car too, but it can be a pain if it goes up while you are trying to go back to the downtown area(you have to wait til its down to cross the bridge again). It's cool because you don't see things like that every day.

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I could spend hours at the Aerial Lift Bridge, so much to see and do. During the summer months, several ships per day pass under the bridge so it raises several times per day. You can walk across the bridge and over too the other side of the canal. Best of all it's FREE! It's a great place to relax, watch the water, even the seagulls are entertaining! There are so many places within walking distance if you want a snack or a full meal. Wednesday evenings in the summer are a great time to visit, there are sailboats everywhere which is quite a site to see going under the bridge several at a time. I never tire of watching a ship come or go under the bridge.

Thank Northerngirlnomore
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

This is an amazing bridge. It is used many times a day. It connects the peninsula with the harbor. It is a mecca for tourists during the warmer months. But also in the winter, it is amazing to watch in the Winter months as well. Don't miss this one.

Thank m_l_koch
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We don't have anything like this in Australia, to my knowledge. It was just awesome to be able to stand directly by the canal, almost under the bridge, and watch the massive Great Lakes freighters pass through. The biggest of them all, the Paul R Tregurtha, went through whilst we were there, and although it frightened the life out of me when the captain gave three blasts on the ship's horn, it was really thrilling to be so close. Love it, love it, love it!

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