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“The icon of Duluth, a veritable antique still in action”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“The icon of Duluth, a veritable antique still in action”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Just behind Grandma's Saloon it is awesome to watch the lift of the bridge to allow freighters pass thru. You can watch it up close as it raises, or drive across when it is down and see it from the other side. If you dine on Grandma's upstairs patio, you have a great view while you drink or dine.

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic, Highlight of My Summer Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our family of three went on a lengthy summer road trip through Canada and the US in 2012, and this was definitely the highlight. You could spend hours in Canal Park just looking out at the gorgeous lake and bridge. I highly recommend the Lakewalk, as it is a great stroll along the beach and offers several different outstanding vantage points of the bridge. The bridge is particularly beautiful at sunset, and definitely do the Lakewalk at this time if you can. I also recommend crossing the bridge and spending some time on Park Point Beach, where the sand is amazingly soft and you also have a nice view of the bridge. Also, if you can get a hotel in Canal Park, you should definitely get a room with a Bridge view, as it is a truly special experience to sit in your room and watch huge ships pass under the bridge onto Lake Superior.

Visited August 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“A very cool bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is one of Duluth's main attractions. You can see it for miles! It's a very attractive lift bridge that straddles the main channel into Duluth Harbour. It's a great place to watch the grain boats, and it's way cool when it lifts! The peninsula that it connects to is worth a look. A lot of pretty cottages right by the shore, just a few minutes away from downtown!

Visited September 2012
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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“A piece of Lake Superior history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Fun to watch the ships go under the bridge. Great to drive accross the bridge and check out the the beautiful homes and beaches and picnic areas.

Visited June 2012
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Kansas City
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“Duluth trip-summer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have a group of 4 traveling to Duluth from Kansas City this summer. June/July. We are hitting up the Mall of America for probably one day and then 4 or 5 days in Duluth. We are interested in the aerial bridge, fishing and sight seeing. We might camp part of the time. Any ideas for an itenerary? I am so excited about this trip. I have never traveled anywhere north!

Visited March 2013
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