Many families will be out enjoying fourth of July festivities on Saturday.  For some, the securing of the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Minnesota Slip Bridge (also known as the blue foot bridge) will be a good thing, but for boaters, this is valuable information to know.

 

The City of Duluth wants you to know that the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Minnesota Slip Bridge (Blue Bridge) in Canal Park will both be secured in the down position during the fireworks display this evening. For boaters, the Aerial Lift Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am on July 5th. The Minnesota Slip Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm on July 4th.

Dave Campbell

Also in honor of this holiday, the Aerial Lift Bridge will be lit up red, white, and blue. The special lighting of the Lift Bridge is provided and sponsored by Duluth Event Lighting.  See photos of the Aerial Lift Bridge decked out patriotic and learn what it takes to make it happen!

I've only had the pleasure of enjoying the fourth from land, I can only imagine the beauty of our city and how much fun you will have while utilizing nature's air conditioner, Lake Superior.  Have a happy and safe 4th of July whether your on land or while floatin' in your boat.