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Aerial Lift Bridge

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Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN

Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator...

Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.

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Beautiful at night!

It's the symbol of Duluth - a must see. Cross the bridge and visit Park Point or see the Maritime Museum. Hear the warning horns when a ship come through. It's all part of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda B
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's the symbol of Duluth - a must see. Cross the bridge and visit Park Point or see the Maritime Museum. Hear the warning horns when a ship come through. It's all part of the Duluth experience. You don't realize how big the ships are until you see them up close.

Thank Linda B
Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to watch the bridge go up and down and the ships go underneath. Beautiful lake shore boardwalk lighthouse you can actually walk over the bridge.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Water was beautiful but didn't get a chance to see any ships go through. It was very chilly and windy so make sure you have a jacket.

Thank Beckie Z
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Man this place really lives up to it's name. It's as bridgey as any bridge I have ever seen. Fun watching it go up and down to allow ships and sailboats and the like through. Not so much fun if you are on the far said trying to make it to work on time. But hey, it all about location... More 

Thank Eddiemn22
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Driving over this bridge is memorable any time of year but can be extra memorable in windy weather when the waves whip the piers. This bridge is on Lake Superior and links the mainland known as Canal Park to a peninsula called Park Point. Canal Park has lots of good restaurants and nice shops. Bring a jacket. The wind off... More 

Thank lawmom45
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are in Duluth-Superior, take the time to say you've crossed the one of a kind lift bridge. The Maritime Museam is also well worth the time. But don't get "bridged" by a freighter or a saltie!

Thank Thomas N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the reasons I must return to Duluth is to see the Aerial Bridge in action, but even without this it really is beautiful day or night and can be seen from such a distance. Connecting Duluth and East Duluth it is pretty awesome going over Lake Superior, the largest fresh water body in the world.

Thank nancybCancun
fargo, north dakota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whats not to like at this spectacular harbor , except for the cold wind. Easy to get to off Canal street

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Champlin, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture, landmark of Duluth. Very worth going to see. It's like the Statue of Liberty for Duluth.

Thank mariazwolski
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've travelled to Duluth more times than we can count. The Aerial Lift Bridge is always a highlight and never gets old. It's beautiful to look at; seeing it slowly rise while the boats and ships pass under is mesmerizing. The history of the bridge and Canal Park is quite intriguing. You can see the bridge from miles away, but... More 

Thank Kristy G

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