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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Pure Architecture

Minnesota is a gem and Duluth is its gateway. We realized lately that how significant this bridge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Natureholic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful area

Decided to see the Aerial Lift Bridge, best decision in a long time scenery is beautiful only cost... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Todd C
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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” (251 reviews)
“big ships” (56 reviews)
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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Minnesota is a gem and Duluth is its gateway. We realized lately that how significant this bridge is. However, without knowing its history, we enjoyed our time there to the fullest l. I would recommend visiting there right one hour before the sunset 🌅, enjoy...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to see the Aerial Lift Bridge, best decision in a long time scenery is beautiful only cost was for parking, enjoyed walking on pier seeing sailboats and fishing boats enter and leave, didn't get to see any large ships while i was there then...More

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can never go wrong with a trip to Duluth to see the bridge. It is one of only a few in the United States.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you can, go to Canal Park and walk on the Lakeside Path to the base of the bridge. It goes up and down about every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. It’s really neat to watch the bridge as well as the...More

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun to watch the Aerial Lift Bridge raise and lower on the hour and half-hour. First saw the bridge on foot then went under it on the Vista Star sightseeing cruise. Not super exciting to watch but kind of unique.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arriving in Downtown Duluth and the Waterfront District we found Parking ($5) in public lot C with plenty of parking available (turn left to get closer main walking area) for easy walking distance to all attractions. The unique Bridge opens several times during the day...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This old bridge is a marvel. Still operating daily to allow big ships, tour boats, and small sailboats pass underneath. Fun to watch for the whole family. The boats pass right by in the canal with perfect viewing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we went on a sightseeing cruise on the Vista Fleet we went under the bridge. It is one of a kind. The museum at the foot of the bridge is free and VERY interesting. A monitor there gives you the times that the large...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really cool bridge. It shouldn’t be as interesting as it is - and it goes up quite often. We watched it from the second floor patio at Grandma’s, but there is a walk right at the bridge as well

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the lift bridge in Duluth. I went to school here, lived here and have come back often to visit. Seeing international ships coming in and going out of the harbor is such a great time and even our teenage daughters love hanging out...More

Thank 129Iodine
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saraab15
21 May 2018|
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Response from Clean56 | Reviewed this property |
Vista cruises
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saraab15
21 May 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
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!
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