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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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MUST SEE WHEN IN DULUTH

The canal is absolutely gorgeous. You can watch ships come in and out along with all sizes of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brenda G
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Duluth, Minnesota
Fun watching the ships go out.

There used to be a place where you could get information on when the big ships were going to leave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Douglas R
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fun to watch” (103 reviews)
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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed yesterday

The canal is absolutely gorgeous. You can watch ships come in and out along with all sizes of boats. on Wednesday evenings there is a Sailboat club that is so neat to watch. There are many areas to walk, shop and eat. There are even...More

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Reviewed yesterday

There used to be a place where you could get information on when the big ships were going to leave and be able to go to canal park and watch the bridge go up and the ships come and go.

Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lift bridge is really neat to see. While there I was able to see s ship leave port and go out into the lake. It was a fascinating site to see the bridge operate and to be so close to the ship. The ships...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We happen to be there when a large commercial ship was entering. It was interesting to see how the bridge worked.

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We never tire of watching this bridge in action. Our hotel even posted a daily gazette with the eta of 1000 foot freighters passing through to help plan your day. This is a must see if you’re anywhere on the North Shore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so educational to watch the ship come and go through the lift bridge. The museum at the bridge is very interesting also.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The aerial bridge was built in the early 1900's and is still a very unique piece of technology. The entire roadway is lifted up to allow boats to pass through. This happens all day and night in Duluth and it is definitely worth waiting for...More

Thank Benebarak
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My children loved it ! We were all impressed. I recommend taking a tour on a boat. The bridge is fascinating. Just to see people get bridged and have to wait for the huge vessels to go through

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always a great day to go to Canal Park and walk down the pier and watch the ships go under the lift bridge. Fun to drive over too and take a tour down to Park Point from there. I do this every time I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s pretty cool to watch go up and down. Walking on the bridge gives you a good look at the lighthouse.

Thank Connie H
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saraab15
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Clean56 | Reviewed this property |
Vista cruises
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saraab15
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Reviewed this property |
There are boat tours of the harbor and lake-we've taken the Vista Fleet tours and found them interesting. You can fish from shore along the lake or harbor. Brighton Beach at the north end of town is great for picnics... More
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WallyNancy
July 4, 2017|
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Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!
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