Aerial Lift Bridge Posts

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.

Postcard from the Hill Top

Duluth from the Hilltop 1923

Mailed in 1923, six years before the Aerial Transfer Bridge became the Aerial Lift Bridge, this postcard depicts the old days when a gondola car carried passengers, streetcars and wagons over the canal. Numerous buildings in this postcard are long gone.

Aerial Bridge: Pull and Return Slowly

1908 Aerial Bridge

Aerial Bridge Over Ship Canal, Duluth, Minn.
Only one of its kind in the world; clear span, 400 ft.; clear height 136 ft.; total height above water 186 ft.; size of car 34×50 ft.; capacity of car, 125,000 lbs.; motive power, electricity; speed, 4 miles per hour.

Lift Bridge Facelifts

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Found on Tumblr, Lift Bridge Facelifts – “A study in removing Duluth’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge out of the endless logos where it dwells.”

David Campbell interviews Dave Campbell

David Campbell of the Current interviews Duluth’s Dave Campbell, Aerial Lift Bridge chief operator.

Summer of ’65: Council considers pay rides on Aerial Lift Bridge

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Fifty years ago — Aug. 20, 1965 — the DNT reports the Duluth City Council will consider a proposal to permit “scenic rides on the Aerial Lift Bridge at a fee of 25 cents.”

Duluth and Isle Royale, c. 1928

A film of Duluth and a trip to Isle Royale by my Grandpa Henry.

Two Winter Days in Duluth