It's not a great feeling to pull into Canal Park only to be greeted by a seemingly endless line of cars because the Ariel Lift Bridge is up.  A key to avoid getting bridged is knowing the bridge lift schedule.

The City Of Duluth has announced that the summer lift schedule has begun.  That means that the Ariel Lift Bridge will be lifting on the hour and half hour from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, seven days a week until the Tuesday after Labor day.

This will help you time your trip to Canal Park an avoid bridge-related traffic jams.  However, keep in mind that the bridge will go up outside of that schedule as needed for Lakers, government, and commercial vessels.