Historic Lift Bridge featured on Shorpy

Here is a really neat photo looking back into the history of Duluth. The first version of our beloved Lift Bridge didn’t really lift at all. It initially was built in 1905 as a very rare transporter bridge.  It wasn’t until 1930 that it was converted into the form we know today.

Aerial Bridge: 1908 [Shorpy.com]



about 9 years ago

Shorpy is amazing.

Tony D.

about 9 years ago


If the Shorpy pic is your first encounter with Duluth's transfer bridge, you might enjoy this (shamelessly self-promoted) book:

Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge

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