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Aerial Lift Bridge

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Address: Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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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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The Aerial Lift Bridge is a Duluth landmark. You don’t have to be a tech geek to enjoy seeing the whole roadway lift over 100’ in the air to allow the passage of Great Lakes... read more

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aerial Lift Bridge is a Duluth landmark. You don’t have to be a tech geek to enjoy seeing the whole roadway lift over 100’ in the air to allow the passage of Great Lakes shipping.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply a must see while in Minnesota! You can just look at it if you want but the real magic is in walking under it or watching the Vessels come and go under it! It's one of those simple pleasures of life in Duluth.

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk over the bridge or take a walk in Canal Park. Great Lke walks along Lake Superior with great views of the Ariel Lift Bridge.

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Thank Denise G
White Bear Lake
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't come to Duluth without at least going over the aerial Lift Bridge. So cool to see it rise up to let the big ships through so impressive. Beautiful city. So much to see and do. Love it here.

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Thank LeenieWhiteBearLake
Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just like when I was a kid! Family friendly! Lots to do! Fun! Great photo opportunities! A lot of food options too!

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Thank RebeccaJA444
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't go to Duluth without a trip to watch the ships come in and the bridge raise and lower! It's gorgeous at night. The moonlight and waves are truly beautiful.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful piece of engineering, but the cherry on top is seeing it in action. It's our own fault that we didn't time it better, but seeing a ship come thru would've been an amazing experience. Time it right and I'm sure you'll be impressed!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To watch the Aerial Lift Bridge in action , you have to time it when there is a ship which is coming into harbor. Photo opportunities are great from the lighthouse end of the canal.

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Superior, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A walk along canal park, watching a ship come in or out of the harbor, and the shopping and water and people are all a wonderful experience. Pick a nice weather day!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A 1000ft long ship was coming through when we were there so that was great to watch. You can stand right there while the ships pass. My teens thought it was great. Museum was very nice, informative and interesting!

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