Skyline Parkway offers a bird’s eye view of the port city of Duluth. In this photograph, made in 1964, Duluth’s Aerial Life Bridge is visible, a landmark of the city. The construction of the Duluth Ship Canal in the late 19th century made it necessary for residents on Minnesota Point, now an island, to access the mainland, and eventually lead to the construction of the Aerial Lift Bridge. It was originally built as a transporter bridge, an extremely rare design which is essentially a gondola. Originally opened in 1904, the bridge spans 120 m connecting Minnesota Point to the mainland. In 1929 it was rebuilt to it’s present aerial lift design, which better accommodates automobiles.
Creator 1 Role
Bridges -- Minnesota; Cities and towns -- Minnesota -- Duluth; Harbors; Superior, Lake;
United States of America
Smolski, Chet, "Duluth: Minnesota Point View from Skyline Parkway, Aerial Lift Bridge" (1962). Smolski Images. 917.
minnesota point, duluth ship canal, cityscape, aerial life bridge, aerial, skyline parkway, lake superior, harbors