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Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Ranked #3 of 93 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.
Roseau, Minnesota
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“BEST VIEWED FROM BAYFRONT PARK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Bring a folding chair, or just sit on the grass, and enjoy the comings and goings of boats and ships of many sizes. Each time there is an approach there is the rich sound of boat horns, the responding answer of the bridge operator, and then the "salutes" as the boat or ship passes under the bridge.

A camera is a must to capture views of vessels "threading" their way through the canal and into the harbor or exiting the harbor. The huge Lakers seem close enough to reach out and touch as they manuever past Bayfront Park.

Visited June 2013
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Waterloo, Iowa
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Must see in Duluth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We visit Duluth often but never tire of the harbor area. The bridge is one of a kind??
Fun to walk over to the other side as well. People run to see the bridge rise and ships enter the port.

Visited May 2013
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Iowa
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“kids loved this attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

try standing right under bridge when it lowers, super cool, great attraction for kids, walking over it also cool

Visited June 2013
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“so cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Really fun experience... we watched a boat go under, and the bridge go up/down. Just don't get stuck waiting to cross the bridge when it is going up! it takes a while to go down!

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Awesome Contraption”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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