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“Awesome Contraption”
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.
Houston, Texas
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130 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Awesome Contraption”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

This thing is way neat. Not a draw bridge but the whole roadway is lifted straight up like an elevator to let the sea going freightors throug to the bay.

Visited May 2013
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“Fun!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Cool to see these big ships go by so close and think about where they have been and where they are going.

Visited May 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Watch it in action”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This unique bridge is fascinating to watch as its driving platform raises for boat traffic. Get up close and watch the operation of the cabling system.

Visited May 2013
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Must see in Duluth”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

No matter how strange it sounds, you must spend time in the Canal Park area and near the Aerial Bridge. It is amazing to see the gigantic ore boats glide through a canal that seems impossibly small. Very interesting and relaxing. Fun to imagine where the boats are from and are going to.

Visited May 2013
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Litchfield, Minnesota
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“Amazing”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Ships traffic was such that we could watch the lift bridge go up without waiting hours. Great electronic schedule board so could plan ahead to be there at the right time.

Visited May 2013
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