We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aerial Lift Bridge

Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
Review Highlights
You must see this bridge up close and when ships pass through

This is a unique bridge and a rare opportunity to see the ships pass through the canal, some from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
laura m
Prior Lake, Minnesota

Bridge is a Duluth icon , it goes up and down for shipping transportation, occasionally stopping... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
William S
via mobile
Read all 1,213 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Originally constructed in 1905 as an aerial lift, this unusual elevator bridge is 386 feet long and spans the canal entrance to Duluth Harbor.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fun to watch” (101 reviews)
“lift bridge” (235 reviews)
“big ships” (55 reviews)
Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,213)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,196 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a unique bridge and a rare opportunity to see the ships pass through the canal, some from other countries that travel across the Atlantic ocean.

Thank laura m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bridge is a Duluth icon , it goes up and down for shipping transportation, occasionally stopping traffic and pedestrians, I work on the ships if your on the pier sailors will wave to you. Minnesota nice.

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun watching the boats come in and out and getting to drive across this bridge!!! Very pretty when lit up at night, especially at the tower /park off Seventh street.

Thank loyce h
Reviewed 3 days ago

Use your cell phone/internet ahead of time to plan your visit to Canal Park when cargo ships are arriving or departing. The Lift Bridge is an amazing piece of engineering! If you choose to walk across, be prepared to sprint if the bells start ringing...More

Thank Tonnatraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have seen the bridge a ton of times but I don't think I've ever seen them raise it. The kids were fascinated and the views are picturesque. Water is soothing, but the industrial applications here are pretty interesting.

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a MUST SEE when visiting Duluth! The history behind the bridge is fascinating. View ships, seagulls, people, Lake Walk and beautiful Lake Superior. Remember to tour the museum for the history.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This bridge is pretty cool.Be sure to walk its length. We saw a boat pass under it and the bridge raise. I took some great photos because it is architecturally very interesting. It is near the downtown and several lighthouses. At one end is a...More

Thank tommyboyks
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have always loved the aerial lift bridge. This year we went under it on the Vista Fleet. Love hearing the whistles as boat enter and leave the harbor.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to Duluth to tour the Glensheen Historic Estate. Our hotel turned out to be right next to the lift bridge. It seemed an oddity at first. Then we saw it in action. Wow. It was an astounding sight to see it going up...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit to the Duluth Canal Waterfront is not complete without visiting the area that includes this bridge ... and visit the park area and Army corps of Engineers building at its Duluth end

Thank howards815
Nearby Restaurants
Canal Park Brewery
828 reviews
.28 km away
Vitta Pizza
219 reviews
.27 km away
Pizza Luce
436 reviews
.11 km away
Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
146 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Canal Park
1,176 reviews
.39 km away
S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
375 reviews
.32 km away
Art in the Alley
42 reviews
.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Donna0829 | Reviewed this property |
check out a website called Duluthboats. It gives the schedules of Duluth and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!
Jane W
1 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Duluth