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Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Visit Aerial Lift Bridge to see one of only two vertical-lift bridges in the world. Built in 1905, the bridge was upgraded between 1929 and 1930 to lift vertically. The entire bridge rises, just like an elevator, to allow boats to pass underneath. The United States Army Corps of Engineers manages a maritime museum that will help you understand the complex mechanism. Check the shipping schedule in advance so you're sure to see the bridge in action. Put Aerial Lift Bridge into our Duluth holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We hit it lucky, while visiting the very interesting Maritime Museum in Duluth which is right next to the Lift Bridge, an announcement was made that the lift bridge would be going up shortly. I don't ...  read more »
  • Great architecture and interesting to watch operate. The whole bridge moves up. It was interesting walking across it at night and seeing the skyline. 
  • Came up here from Nebraska and this was amazing to see! ! Walked along the pier to see it and then had dinner and came out to see it at night. So neat! ! 
  • Visually is the defining feature of the Duluth waterfront. Great to sit and watch the ships pass through the canal. Best place for viewing the Tall Ships in action during the festival.
  • Beautiful piece of infrastructure and so much fun to watch. Great place to wander around for a half hour during a break time
  • My family and I enjoyed watching the ships come through. It's a nice area to take a walk, or just sit and enjoy the beautiful weather!
  • Bridge goes up. Bridge goes down. Bridge goes up. Bridge goes down.
  • It's cool to watch and go over. You can walk on both sides and there is a two way driving section in the middle. When boats go bye you can even hear a description from speakers of it's imprtant enough.
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