MinneHistory: Up in the air on the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge

What weighs 1,000 tons and goes up and down at the flip of a switch?

In this episode of MinneHistory, we hitch a ride on northern Minnesota’s Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.

The historic crossing in Canal Park near downtown Duluth is the most recognizable symbol of the city.

And after more than 100 years, it’s still a crowd pleaser. People come day and night with cameras to watch big cargo ships pass between Lake Superior and Duluth Harbor.