Where in Duluth?


Hint: it’s somewhere near Canal Park

20 Comments

Mildred

about 9 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 9 years ago

Is that similar to Anal Park?

Tom

about 9 years ago

The bridge to nowhere?

Bret

about 9 years ago

Piedmont Heights, behind that one house there.

adam

about 9 years ago

NorShor skywalk.

Barrett Chase

about 9 years ago

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

Sam

about 9 years ago

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

-Berv

about 9 years ago

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

Barrett Chase

about 9 years ago

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

in.dog.neato

about 9 years ago

Where in Monticello?

Hunter D.

about 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

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

Bret

about 9 years ago

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

Tom

about 9 years ago

Bret, it's the Zumbrota Covered Bridge.

Directions

Hunter D.

about 9 years ago

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

Bret

about 9 years ago

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

Sjixxxy

about 9 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 9 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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