Where in Duluth?

Hint: it’s somewhere near Canal Park

20 Comments

Mildred

about 10 years ago

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&geocode=Fb_XBgIdAg78-g&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&ll=33.99945,-84.14257&spn=0.022842,0.0315&z=15

I've been looking and I don't see where something like that would be. I don't see a park called 'Canal', either.

DH

about 10 years ago

Is that similar to Anal Park?

Tom

about 10 years ago

The bridge to nowhere?

Bret

about 10 years ago

Piedmont Heights, behind that one house there.

adam

about 10 years ago

NorShor skywalk.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

I've seen this! It's in Houghton, Michigan.

Sam

about 10 years ago

That's like posting a picture of the Washington Memorial in Washington DC and asking "Where in Washington?"

-Berv

about 10 years ago

Or like posting a picture of a spring in Solon Springs, Wisconsin, and asking "Where in Solon Springs?"

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Or like posting a picture of a mounted rose and asking, "Where in Rosemount?"

in.dog.neato

about 10 years ago

Where in Monticello?

Hunter D.

about 10 years ago

That's on the Welland Canal! Or, was it Hamilton... I know! South Chicago!

On a serious note... the Lift Bridges crossing the Calumet River at Torrence Ave. were designed by the same Engineer as the Duluth bridge. The twin side-by-side liftbridges carrying the rail line over the Calumet just south of 95th St. may have been as well.

Tony D.

about 10 years ago

Hunter D., I beg to disagree--or to at least take issue with syntax!

The Duluth Aerial Bridge was designed by Claude Allen Porter Turner (based on an idea by Thomas McGilvray, based on a patent by Fernidad Arnodin) in 1899 as a transfer bridge. I was converted to a lift bridge in 1930 by the Kansas City firm of Harrington, Howard, and Ashe. Several lift-style bridges cross the Calumet; the first was built in 1938; I could not find any records regarding what firm designed and/or built any of the bridges. Still, there is a good chance that that firm did indeed design and build those bridges.

Harrington, Howard, and Ashe built a great many lift bridges across the U.S., but they did not design Duluth's lift bridge so much as adapt an existing bridge to work as a lift bridge. John Harrington apprenticed under John Alexander Lowell Waddell, the "father f the lift bridge"who designed the very first lift bridge in 1891 for a contest put on by the City of Duluth for a bridge over the canal; the corps of engineers rejected the steam-driven bridge because of too great a chance it would fail in the lowered position, stopping ship traffic through the canal. A few years later Waddell's design was built over the Chicago River: the Halstead Street Bridge, the world's very first life bridge. There's a painting of that bridge and photos of the engineers and the whole story of Duluth's aerial bridge in "Crossing the Canal: an Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Bridge" written by some blowhard know-it-all who operates www.x-communication.org.

Gerraldinho

about 10 years ago

Is this the repainted Slip Bridge?  I liked it better when it was blue.

Bret

about 10 years ago

Is someone going to give us the answer?  I'd love to go see this bridge.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Bret, it's the Zumbrota Covered Bridge.

Directions

Hunter D.

about 10 years ago

Thanks for the info, Tony! I'd only heard vague Lifty details before- good to get more of the story.

Bret

about 10 years ago

I'm off to Zubrota with my camera!  Thanks!

Sjixxxy

about 10 years ago

Of course it is the Welland bridge. The Duluth bridge looks like this.

[img]http://www.kpraslowicz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/clelia-duluth.jpg[/img]

Hunter D.

about 10 years ago

You beat me to it, Praslowicz... I knew I'd seen that somewhere before, must've been your blog!

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