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December 17th, 2020

Aerial Lift Bridge

The Aerial Lift Bridge spans 501.9 feet (153m) crossing over the Duluth Ship Canal to Lake Superior in Minnesota’s St. Louis County, Duluth. The bridge was built to allow access to Minnesota Point aka Park Point from when a gap was created to establish the Duluth Ship Canal from the St. Louis River out to […]

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December 17th, 2020

Nipigon River Bridge

The Nipigon River Bridge spans 826.7 feet (252m) crossing over the Nipigon River on highway 11/17 in Ontario’s Superior Country. The original steel deck truss bridge was built in 1937, then to a steel plate girder in 1974, and finally to the 4 lane cable stay bridge structure there today completed in 2018. This bridge […]

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December 17th, 2020

White River Suspension Bridge

The White River Suspension Bridge spans 98.4 feet (30m) across and 75.4 feet (23m) above Chigamiwinigum Falls in Pukaskwa National Park in Ontario’s Superior Country. The bridge and falls can be reached 5.6 miles (9 km) into the Coastal Trail from Hattie Cove. After an invigorating and challenging hike, this suspension bridge takes your rugged nature […]

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December 17th, 2020

Eagle Canyon Suspension Bridge

The Eagle Canyon Suspension Bridge is Canada’s longest, in Dorion in Ontario’s Superior Country, spanning 600 feet (182.8m). Turn down Ouimet Canyon Road off of highway 11/17 and take the right down Valley Road to find it. The bridge crosses over the canyon and Bat Lake at a height of 152 feet above the canyon […]

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December 17th, 2020

The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge

The Sault Ste. Marie International toll Bridge spans 2.8 miles (4.5km) crossing over the St. Mary River connecting Canada to the United States, between Sault Ste Marie twin cities in Ontario and Michigan. This bridge was first open is 1962 and sees an average of 7,000-10,000 vehicles crossing this border bridge daily. When going over […]

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December 17th, 2020

Portage Lake Lift Bridge

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge spans 1310 feet (399.29m) crossing over the Keweenaw Waterway, Portage Lake. Portage Lake runs entirely through the middle of the Keweenaw Peninsula and this bridge is the only roadway that connects them and the cities of Houghton and Hancock in Michigan’s Houghton County. This lift bridge was built in 1959 […]

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December 17th, 2020

Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge, also known as the “Mighty Mac”, spans an impressive 4.99 miles (8.03 km) – that’s 26,372 feet! One of the world’s longest bridges! It crosses 155 feet (47.24m) over the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The bridge connects the cities of St. Ignace and Mackinaw City in Michigan’s […]

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December 17th, 2020

Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge

The Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge, “Bong Bridge”, spans 11,800 feet (3,600m) with 8,300 feet (2,500m) crossing over the St. Louis River. It connects Superior, WI (Douglas County) and Duluth, MN. (St. Louis County) on highway US-2. It was built in 1982 and is a steel arch suspended deck bridge. The bridge was named after […]

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