Archive Dive: The Men Who Operated Duluth’s Aerial Transfer Bridge

This week‘s dive into the Zenith City Press archive takes us back to the days of Duluth‘s famed Aerial transfer Bridge to meet the men who operated the first such bridge in North America. It was often dangerous work that resulted in one operator losing his life, and it was always busy work—more and more so after the introduction of the mass-produced automobile. Story here.

Bridge superintendent Leonard Green (left) and bridge operator John Hicken atop the aerial transfer bridge, date unknown. [image: Great Lake Design]