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Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth

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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. Make your Duluth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This beautiful bridge, whether bathed in light or lifting to allow ships to pass through is a sight to behold. No trip to Duluth is complete without visiting this bridge. 
    This beautiful bridge, whether bathed in light or lifting to allow ships to pass through is a sight to behold. No trip to Duluth is complete without visiting this bridge.  more »
  • Fascinating to watch the bridge go up and down. You can stand underneath it and it stops about a foot from your head. It's also a grated rode, so you can see the cars passing overhead. 
    Fascinating to watch the bridge go up and down. You can stand underneath it and it stops about a foot from your head. It's also a grated rode, so you can see the cars passing overhead.  more »
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  • Very neat watching it go up and down for the boats and ships
  • I believe is a place every family should visit as a family

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