Photos Of The Aerial Ferry Bridge

Before it was the Aerial Lift Bridge, the Duluth icon was the Aerial Ferry Bridge. When the span linking Canal Park to Park Point first opened in 1905, a gondola – or “aerial ferry” carried passengers and vehicles across the ship canal. The bridge was converted to its present lift-and-lower span in the winter of…
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Celebrating Park Point

Today’s warm, muggy weather has the News Tribune Attic thinking of the beach, the water and Park Point, Duluth’s favorite playground. Here are some odd or interesting photos we came across from the mid- and late 1980s from the point. In this July 1986 photo by News Tribune photographer Dave Ballard, Maggie Walker sits in…
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