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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Could You Take A Ride On The Bridge? [VIDEO]

Ken and I found that there was much more than statistics to learn about our Aerial Lift Bridge.  After we got answers to what the Lift Bridge Operators have to do when there are people on the bridge and it needs to go up, Ken asked the question, "Can anyone ever ride on the Aerial Lift Bridge?"

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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – What Happens When Lightning Strikes? [VIDEO]

As our Aerial Lift Bridge Series continues, so do questions that cross everyone's mind.  Ken and I got on the topic of weather when we were in the pilot house and I remembered an instance when I saw the bridge get hit by lightning.  We asked, "what happens then?"

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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Get A Glimpse of What It’s Like to Be A Bridge Lift Operator [VIDEO]

 

A mishap on the Aerial Lift Bridge prompted me to write a blog asking what proper pedestrian bridge etiquette was.  After much discussion, the City of Duluth answered with an invite to the Aerial Lift Bridge's Operator house and I get to bring you with me.  This is the first video in a series of interesting facts, answers to your burning questions and some surprises about our iconic landmark.

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The Aerial Lift Bridge And Enger Tower Go Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Two of our iconic landmarks, the Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower will, color up on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13th for Charlene's Lights, a Foundation for Ovarian Cancer. It will provide fantastic photo ops and there are other events planned for you to get involved.

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Is There Aerial Lift Bridge Etiquette? Did I Deserve To Be Yelled At By The Bridge Operator?

I do not claim to be a Duluth native know-it-all, but I do want to be treated with respect.  Especially because the bridge operator didn't know if I was a local or a tourist and HE WAS RUDE!  I admit, I am unaware of any Aerial Lift Bridge etiquette, but I am willing to be schooled.  Who can help me to avoid sarcasm from the bridge operator again?

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Beautiful High-Speed Video Shows Off Beauty of the Twin Ports [VIDEO]

This quick video shows off some of the beauty the Twin Ports has to offer in a way that you may never have seen it before.

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Safety First: City Of Duluth Reminds Boaters To Pay Attention To The Water Current Notification Lights

Boating can be a magical journey but can also be dangerous, especially on Lake Superior.  The City of Duluth wants to remind boaters that there is a water current notification system in place to help with your navigation

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Nick Cooper -TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper -TSM Duluth
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See Photos of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Red, White, and Blue for Independence Day and Learn How It Is Done [PHOTOS]

The Aerial Lift Bridge, one of Duluth's most iconic landmarks, went red, white, and blue for Independence Day; marking the latest instance in a series of different occasions the bridge has been bathed in light of different colors in recent years to commemorate different causes.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Aerial Lift Bridge In Duluth Will Begin Summer Schedule for 2014

Vehicle and foot traffic on Park Point picks up in the summer and so does the the shipping industry.  It is a sure sign that warmer weather and sunny days are ahead when the Aerial Lift Bridge starts their summer schedule.  What does that mean to you?  Maybe a little time spent in your car being "bridged".  Check out the summer schedule here.

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TSM - Nick Cooper
TSM - Nick Cooper
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Aerial Lift Bridge Commemorates Earth Hour By “Going Dark” Saturday

I'm sure people who don't read this blog will wonder if the city of Duluth neglected to pay their light bill when the Aerial Lift Bridge's lights go dark tomorrow.  Truth of the matter is there's a very good reason for it and the community will be joining millions around the world!

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Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
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Warning from City of Duluth: Watch for Falling Snow and Ice Around the Aerial Lift Bridge

Whether you're walking the dog, checking out the waves or even training for Grandma’s  Marathon (which isn't easy with the snow and ice), use extreme caution around the Aerial Lift Bridge. It never occurs to me that there could be potential danger lurking above me, other than from the pigeons and seagulls.

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Maurices and the American Cancer Society Honor Breast Cancer Survivors by Lighting the Aerial Lift Bridge Pink

 

This is SO COOL!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Maurices and the American Cancer Society have come up with a way to make sure everyone in the Northland knows.  They're going to light Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge PINK!

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