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“Bridge Lifting Feature Unique to Watch”
Review of Aerial Lift Bridge

Aerial Lift Bridge
Ranked #4 of 97 things to do in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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 and gives a nice view from different spots on either side of the bridge to watch. When the bridge is up the traffic piles up a little then releases very quickly once it is down. The bridge has driving and also walking path across it. There is plenty of things to plan into this day along with the bridge viewing with plenty of restaurants and shops in the area.

Thank DiAlJo
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 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.

Thank KesperK
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

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 ships are expected to arrive or leave. Because of timing (5 a.m. - 11 p.m. - etc.) we were not able to see the large cargo ships arriving or leaving.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 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 7 August 2018 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 in the area. There are plenty of shops, places of interest and good restaurants nearby to round out the experience. I love Duluth.

Thank 129Iodine
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