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Crossing the canal : an illustrated history of Duluth's Aerial Bridge

Author: Tony Dierckins; X-Communication (Firm)
Publisher: Duluth, Minn. : X-Communication, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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"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 thirty-five 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 whole again. Crossing the Canal brings to life the difficulties  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Dierckins; X-Communication (Firm)
ISBN: 9781887317337 1887317333 9781887317344 1887317341
OCLC Number: 287394238
Notes: "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 thirty-five 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 whole again. Crossing the Canal brings to life the difficulties encountered by the residents of Park Point and other Duluthians while building an aerial transfer bridge and later converting it into an aerial lift bridge, including the stories of the operators who have maintained Duluth's famous bridge through its first one hundred years"--Page 2 of cover
Description: viii, 202 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 21 x 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: before the canal --
Before the bridge (1870-1902) --
Building the Aerial Transfer Bridge (1897-1905) --
The life of the Aerial Transfer Bridge (1906-1929) --
The Aerial Lift Bridge's first 75 years (1930-2005).
Responsibility: Tony Dierckins.

Abstract:

"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 thirty-five 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 whole again. Crossing the Canal brings to life the difficulties encountered by the residents of Park Point and other Duluthians while building an aerial transfer bridge and later converting it into an aerial lift bridge, including the stories of the operators who have maintained Duluth's famous bridge through its first one hundred years"--Page 2 of cover

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