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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Saw it, but no ships today

This structure reminded me of the structure in Belfast Ireland that was used for the Titanic when... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Symbol of Duluth

Try to adjust your Duluth time to see the raising and lowering of the Aerial Lift Bridge. Its been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lift bridge” (244 reviews)
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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This structure reminded me of the structure in Belfast Ireland that was used for the Titanic when being built. No ships came through the day we were there, but it is in a beautiful setting.

Thank SharonLDRN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try to adjust your Duluth time to see the raising and lowering of the Aerial Lift Bridge. Its been here for years and has failure rate of almost zero, great fun for the kids. See it at night when its all lit up

Thank viking226
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive structural engineering. Must be there when a ship goes through. Our hotel had information on times the ships would be there, but also the Maritime Museum also has information on arrival times. I wish we had seen it at night too!

Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We saw the bridge in operation as it opened to let a very small sail boat with a tall mast through. Interesting if you have not seen one in operation.

Thank jimandbevh
Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you think about it this is an incredible piece of engineering, the lift mechanisms are housed on both sides of the bridge, but they have to be synchronized to lift at exactly the same rate or it would seize up. The structure is beautiful...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very cool bridge, go see it at night and day. Lots of detail on the bridge, very well made. Located on canal park near many reatruants and shops. Fun sight to see.

Thank Cody K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a great place to walk along the water and the piers. Seeing the bridge go up was a treat! Drive across it to the Park Pointe beach.

Thank Karen Ruth W
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The aerial lift bridge in Canal Park is always a wonderful place to go. The museum is full of History and very very interesting. View of the lake of course is always great. If you're lucky, you get to see the ore ships enter or...More

Thank Gayle M M
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The Duluth lift bridge is one of the most iconic sights in all of the Midwest and should not be missed. There is nothing else like it anywhere I home of.

Thank David S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Just to appreciate the engineering that went into this is pretty cool. Got a chance to see a large vessel pass by as we waited in line.

Thank Niko88_11
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4 July 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!
Jane W
1 September 2015|
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Response from b_none55 | Reviewed this property |
This is a good place to eat, and there is a lot of history in mainly the top floor of the building. I don't remember if they take reservations, but think so. Strongly recommend calling them at Grandma’s - Canal Park 522... More