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“cool bridge”
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.
Tennessee
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270 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“cool bridge”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

watch as huge concrete counter weights lift the bridge up so the great ships can enter the harbor to be loaded or unloaded. pretty amazing.

Visited June 2013
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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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“Fascinating as always”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Watched a very large ship pass through under the bridge. Our grandkids were fascinated with the entire process.

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Aerial Lift Bridge”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have always enjoyed the whole event of the ships coming into Duluth harbor, by blowing their booming horns, and the Lift Bridge answer alike. Then the bridge goes way up, as the ship comes though the canal so close you can see all the ship and deck hands. So much fun. Added plus, a nice museum while you wait. Walk out to the light house too.

Visited May 2013
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Roseau, Minnesota
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“BEST VIEWED FROM BAYFRONT PARK”
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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“Must see in Duluth”
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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