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 12 years ago

Shorpy is amazing.

Tony D.

about 12 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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