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Old 3rd December 2019, 07:49
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Lift Bridge Closed
Due to some storm related issues, the Lift Bridge is not in operation at this time.

The bridge cannot lift the weight of the additional ice build up. De-icing will be done on Tuesday!

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Old 3rd December 2019, 17:12
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Before all of the DHC web cams faced to Lake Superior iced over.
I witnessed 40-MPH Northeast winds with gusts to 55.
Create racing foaming breaking White Horses that filled the 300 feet wide Duluth Entry Ship Canal.
Spill over the protective concrete walls and sweep the walkways clear of snow.
Leave behind thick sheets of ice the next day when it was 22F high temp for the day.

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Denny O'Hara took and posted this picture yesterday.
It shows the iced over Canal Cam that is mounted on the roof of https://lsmma.com/ Maritime Visitor Center & Museum. Located adjacent to the North Pier @ the Duluth Entry Ship Canal.

That is Denny's weather station above the camera
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KMNDULUT138

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Lift Bridge Closed
Due to heavy ice accumulation on the Lift Bridge, it will remain closed today 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.

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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.

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My daily morning check in @ http://www.duluthharborcam.com/p/pier-b-cam.html I noticed the reflections of man made structures in millpond smooth Duluth harbor.

The bottom left of the picture shows the sliding bridge, that Frazer Shipyard in Superior built, spanning the slip on the eastside of the Pier B Resort and the westside of Bayfront Park.

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photo swiped from Frazers website.

Duluth has a waterfront trail that begins here around 12th Avenue West and extends to around 28th Avenue East. It follows the water the whole way although sometimes the walkway is atop a short sheer rock cliff to the waters below.

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On October 28, 1992, Duluth, Minnesota mayor Gary Doty cuts the ribbon at the mouth of the brand-new, 1,480-foot–long Leif Erickson Tunnel on Interstate 35. With the opening of the tunnel, that highway—which stretches 1,593 miles, from Mexico all the way to Canada—was finished at last. As a result, the federal government announced, the Interstate Highway System itself was 99.7 percent complete.

In 1958, the Minnesota Highway Department proposed a highway, to be paid for with federal interstate highway funds, right through the middle of downtown Duluth. It would be elevated and run right along the Lake Superior shoreline; to build it, many downtown buildings, not to mention pedestrian access to the waterfront, would be eliminated. It would, the mayor said, be “a face-lifter and a solution to Duluth’s downtown traffic problems.”

But by the 1960s, freeways in cities across the country were growing less popular every year. Opponents argued that they destroyed homes and businesses, eviscerated poor neighborhoods and made traffic congestion worse, not better. In Duluth, anti-road activists geared up for a fight. In 1970, a group called Citizens for Integrating Highways and the Environment began to argue that the waterfront was the city’s biggest asset and that putting a huge expressway between it and downtown was a terrible idea. Meanwhile, a group called Stop the Freeway mobilized to do just that.

Highway officials came up with a compromise: They would keep the road, but they would put it under-ground instead of on stilts and they would build a lakefront park on its lid. This “cut-and-cover” plan turned out to be a smashing success. The $220 million tunnel kept the disruption of the road to a minimum and provided city residents and tourists with an extremely pleasant place to go and relax.

The month it opened, the tunnel won an Excellence in Highway Design Award from the Federal Highway Administration. “People who once adamantly opposed the downtown freeway,” Lake Superior Magazine explained, “are now some of the same people who are responsible for its aesthetic appeal. Likewise, those who insisted that the freeway could be built in no other place in Duluth admit that citizen concern forced an admiral design that might not otherwise have been considered.” A spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation summed it up: “The great thing is that this… was Duluthians deciding what was best for Duluth and then all working together to make it happen.”

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http://zenithcity.com/archive/duluth...nsion-of-i-35/

Enumerates buildings and businesses moved or lost to I-35.

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Duluth Rose Garden

Located within Leif Erikson Park and overlooking Lake Superior, the Duluth Rose Garden is a formal English style garden with more than 3,000 rose bushes and 12,000 non-rose plantings, including day lilies, evergreen shrubs, mixed perennials and an herb garden. The rose varieties are labeled and there are signs that give information on the rose's history and culture.

The six acres garden grows in soil resting over a highway tunnel that encloses the termination point of the freeway entering Duluth. Brick walkways connect all of the beds and there are many benches in the garden that resemble stone sofas. There is an antique horse fountain and a marble gazebo. The garden is a popular place for summer outdoor weddings.

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