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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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  • Low and behold we had to drive the motorhome over this bridge in order to reach our RV park. It's an interesting to watch the bridge raise and lower to allow water traffic to pass under.  more »
  • The bridge goes up each half hour for any pleasure boat and on demand for cargo ships. If you are walking over or driving with a time constraint be prepared. Better yet go early to your destinations a...  more »
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  • An icon for Duluth, and gateway to Lake Superior. Also cool area to walk around and watch huge boats come and go. Nice little park near by as well
  • We did like the mechanism of aerial lift bridge. It’s similar to that you saw in clear water. This one covers the entire entrance to the lake, however the clear water one is partially covering the entry to lake and rest is all bridge. Wait for sometime and notice how it gets open as there would be couple of time ships crossing over

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