Aerial Lift Bridge Posts

Some Historical Notes on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

This video is part of a DVD Kenneth Newhams of Duluth Shipping News produced in 2005 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Aerial Lift Bridge. It features archival video courtesy of Don Hermanson at Keweenaw Video Productions.

One of the great things you will see in Duluth

Lift Bridge and Zoo Lion: Random mid-20th-Century Duluth Pics

Vintage photo: Aerial Lift Bridge under construction

Circa 1905. Photographer unknown.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Tape

High-concept video by Dave Johnson.

Video: Full moon drifting through Aerial Lift Bridge

For your Valentine’s Day pleasure, here are 19 seconds of images shot by Dennis O’Hara over the weekend, showing the Full Snow Moon drifting skyward behind the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Matt Miller – “All Star” Music Video

Local up-and-coming musician Matt Miller’s video for his new song “All-Star” shot by Max Fierek of Nionix Media.

Check Matt out on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/mattmillersongs and Max’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/c/MaxFierek.

A Thrilling Sight

Lift Bridge Thrilling Sight

This image is from an undated postcard published by Gallagher’s Studio of Photography in Duluth.

Photo description from the back of the card:

The French Ship Racroi enters the Duluth-Superior Harbor through the famous Aerial Lift Bridge. Also shown is the Streamliner, an excursion boat. A tug helps guide the 13,000-ton bulk cargo carrier Racroi, which is 555 feet long with a 69-foot boom and a 27-foot draft.

The amazing sensation of being airborne

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Mary Netta Abe‎ tagged Perfect Duluth Day on Facebook with this image. She was born in Duluth, but her family moved away.

“I still have dreams with the old, familiar images of my childhood,” she writes. “I have flying dreams, which are my favorite; I can feel the amazing sensation of being airborne. In one dream, I soared over the Aerial Bridge! As an artist, I used that dream as an inspiration for this drawing! I will always love Duluth!”

Great Lakes Trader arrives coated in ice

The ice-coated Great Lakes Trader floated steamed into Duluth at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 13 to load iron pellets. Video by Dennis O’Hara.

Gilmore Girls Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Cake Ornament

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The Netflix revival of the TV comedy/drama Gilmore Girls features a brief and strange nod to the Zenith City. The last of the four new episodes includes a pre-wedding scene with Sookie St. James (played by Melissa McCarthy) showing a cake to Lorelai Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham) that has a miniature Aerial Lift Bridge on it labeled “Duluth.”

Aerial Bridge and part of Wholesale Section

Aerial Bridge and part of Wholesale Section

Another Lift Bridge Time Lapse

Roux Duncan captures a few ups and downs of the Aerial Lift Bridge on a lovely summer day/night.

Duluth Waterfront by Knute Heldner

Duluth Waterfront - Knute Heldner

Knute HeldnerImpressionist painter Knute Heldner lived in Duluth for a good part of his career. The book Minnesota Prints and Printmakers, 1900-1945 dates his etching of Duluth’s Waterfront as “circa 1925.”

He was born in Sweden; differing accounts online put his birth year as 1875, 1877 and 1886. According to Hiro Fine Art he emigrated to Duluth in 1902 and “began working as a cobbler, miner, and lumberjack.” (Askart.com indicates he was a “lumber camp cook” and also notes he arrived in the United States “first in Boston” and later moved “to the Great Lakes region.”)

Aerial Bridge from end of Ship Canal

Aerial Bridge 1909 postcard

The message on the back of this postcard, mailed April 3, 1909, might require an interpreter — as often seems to be the case.

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