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“watch iron ore ships come and go” 5 of 5 stars
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.
MN
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76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“watch iron ore ships come and go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Best place to watch for ships coming and going is from Enger tower, or close up eat at grandmas saloon when the outdoor tables are open.

Visited October 2012
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Chaska, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It is neat to see in operation and you can walk and drive across it. My kids really thought it was cool.

Visited October 2012
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cool view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Fun to watch the ships pass under. The ships come about 3-4 hours. A museum and lookout area is located right next to the bridge.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Dan C
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MN
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274 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
“Full Moon Over the Lift Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were lucky to enjoy an amazing full moon over the Ariel Lift Bridge. It truly was eye-candy on this Duluth landmark. Be sure to cross the bridge and take in the beauty of Minnesota Point.

Visited September 2012
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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not just a bridge...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

As the name hints, it lifts instead of separates in the middle. When a ship enters, it is simply amazing and a must-see.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Colleen J
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