Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lift Bridge in Service

Update: 12/5/2019 09:00  Duluth Lift Bridge in service.

Update: 12/5/2019 - 07:00  Deicing will continue on the Lift Bridge today.

Update: 12/04/2019 - 16:00  The lift bridge remains out of service until further notice.

Due to heavy ice accumulation on the Lift Bridge, it will remain closed to boat traffic as deicing efforts continue.

The 900 ton bridge span is balanced by two 450 ton concrete weights on either side. Usually the span can easily be lifted by electric motors, however, they cannot lift the additional weight of the ice.


  1. Is this a first Dennis that the bridge has been closed?

    1. Former park pointer here I think it has happened once before

  2. Is there anywhere we can look to see when they’re going to de-ice? I’ve been stopped twice now and waited 35+ min each time. I understand it has to be done, but can we please know when?

  3. Probably is askew too with the added weight.

  4. Any reason why the bridge cam isn't online?

  5. Asxed Jeffrey the comical SeaGull to hep lift tha Bridge

  6. Hey Jeffery someone is stealing Dennis's video You should fly over there and poop on their channel

  7. Congratulations to the Aerial lift bridge and crew that helped de-ice her. I had to leave the morning .I wish, I could hear the chatter on the Marine scanner when they announced she was open. I saw Jeffrey and his family trying to help too!

  8. Any time frame when Two harbors will be back up and running? I miss watching those cameras. Thank you