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Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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It's a Lift Bridge and that's not your everyday sight as it is but if you go to Bentleyville right... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
mntravelers5
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Great attraction to visit

The bridge is great to see, make sure you see it when they rise and lower the bridge. It is a real... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Terry M
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Minot, North Dakota
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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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Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

It's a Lift Bridge and that's not your everyday sight as it is but if you go to Bentleyville right now it's all lit up and the reflection on the water is fabulous!

Thank mntravelers5
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The bridge is great to see, make sure you see it when they rise and lower the bridge. It is a real nice walk to the lighthouse and harbor

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Were stayed at a Hotel right by the bridge. It was really cool to watch the operation of the lift bridge. It is also very cool lit up at night.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Almost all of the postcards of Duluth showcase this iconic structure. It turns out that there were enough boats to see the operations of bridge. We walked under it and then across it. It was cool and with kids, it was even more fun. I...More

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The bridge is an iconic symbol of Duluth and can be viewed from many, many places within the city or up on the hill. My son and daughter-in-law have beautiful pictures taken here as this is where the marriage proposal occurred. This is fun to...More

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter there is always something to see when near the Lift Bridge. Ships entering or departing the harbor can been seen from far off distances but the views next to the bridge will leave you in awe of the monstrous size...More

1  Thank kimbH5144CW
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a cool place to visit during the summer. We got to see the bridge go up and ships go through. The kids loved it. We also rented the fancy bikes and rode all around for a few hours. That was probably the highlight...More

Thank acsims
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The bridge is such a nice attraction to see, especially at night when it is lit up. It is so impressive when the bridge lifts up to let the ocean liners travel through the canal beneath it. Don't miss seeing this attraction when you travel...More

Thank lemieuxg
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We were checking out the area and strolled down to check out the Aerial Lift Bridge. It wasn’t that big of a deal. Wouldn’t necessarily make special plans to see this (unless you are really into bridges)

Thank AnnieQ41412
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Coast Guard runs a little nautical museum right next to the bridge that is free and well worth the time. The bridge is very cool and being that close to giant ships that pass through the channel is very impressive.

Thank Joe M
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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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Jane W
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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
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