Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Bridge

Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Bridge

by Tony Dierckins
     
 

The aerial bridge over the Duluth Ship Canal has been called "Duluth's Eiffel Tower" and the "gateway to the world," but no matter what lofty labels poets and politicians appluy to it, Duluth built its ffamous bridge for one simple purpose:Crossing the Canal.In 1871 the citizens of Duluth finished cutting a canal through Minnesota Point,

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Overview

The aerial bridge over the Duluth Ship Canal has been called "Duluth's Eiffel Tower" and the "gateway to the world," but no matter what lofty labels poets and politicians appluy to it, Duluth built its ffamous bridge for one simple purpose:Crossing the Canal.In 1871 the citizens of Duluth finished cutting a canal through Minnesota Point, turning the isthmus into an island and splitting the fledgling city in two. It would take almost 35 years before a safe, permanent, and truly unique bridge was built to cross the canal and reunite Duluth with the community of Park Point, making the city whiole again. Crossing the Canal tells the complete story of the bridge, from cutting the canal through the bridge's 100th anniversary, separating facts from myths while creating a vivid picture of the life of Duluth's iconic landmark. A finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887317337
Publisher:
X-Communication LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,124,393
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Dierckins has written or co-written more than two dozen books, including Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth’s Aerial Bridge and Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes, and the Neighborhoods in which They Stood—both finalists for the Minnesota Book Award—as well as Historic Glensheen 1905–1930. Dierckins is the 2012 recipient of the Duluth Depot Foundation’s Historic Preservation and Interpretation Award and the publisher of Zenith City Press and Zenith City Online, celebrating historic Duluth at www.zenithcity.com.

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