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“This bridge is CLASSIC Duluth!” 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.
Princeton, Minnesota
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“This bridge is CLASSIC Duluth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The bridge itself is cool. . .but the boats coming in are AWESOME!!!!!! My kids were fascinated each time they heard the boats coming! No matter where we were in town, we'd leave and head to the bridge to see the boats come in! My son could have sat here all week watching these ENORMOUS ships come in!

Visited June 2013
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“cool bridge”
5 of 5 stars 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”
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Aerial Lift Bridge”
4 of 5 stars 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”
5 of 5 stars 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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