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Duluth, Minnesota: Famous Aerial Lift Bridge Team Field Report

S. Lake Ave., Duluth, MN
I-35 exit 256B, then south on Lake Ave. for one-half mile.
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Famous Aerial Lift Bridge

Watch the bridge ratchet 227 feet straight up whenever a big freighter chugs into port. Schedules are displayed on outdoor video screens at Canal Park. Report... [12/23/2008]

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Aerial view of the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Famous Aerial Lift Bridge

I shot photos while on Beaver Air Tours. We flew over Lake Superior Harbor in a sea plane. Was amazing!

[Susan, 08/09/2020]

Famous Aerial Lift Bridge.

Famous Aerial Lift Bridge

I may not have spent my entire visit gawking at the bridge going up and down, but I spent half a day photographing it, its surroundings, and passing ships. Local tourist cruises provide views of both Lake Superior and the Saint Louis Bay, causing the bridge to "lift" when the tours traverse the bay's inlet. The bridge is lit at night and at sunrise/sunset on mostly clear days; the amber glow of the sun provides many photo opportunities.

[Jon Morgan, 06/27/2018]
Famous Aerial Lift Bridge

Cross over the Aerial Lift Bridge and you enter the magical Minnesota Point, which has some of Lake Superior's finest sand beaches, quaint beach houses, a marina, an airport and great hiking trails.

[Jane Flannigan, 02/14/2015]

So don't spend our entire visit gawking at the bridge going up and down? Hmmm....

Nearby Offbeat Places

Lake Superior Railroad MuseumLake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth, MN - < 1 mi.
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Carved Tree Trunk Voyageur, Two Harbors, MN - 26 mi.

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