Archive Dive: The World‘s First Transfer Bridge

Many people believe that Duluth’s 1904–1930 Aerial Transfer Bridge was the first such bridge ever constructed, but while it was the first in the western hemisphere and unique in its construction, it was not the first. But it was indeed inspired by the first, which you can learn about —along with other transfer bridges—in this week’s Archive Dive, here. The story itself comes from our book Duluth’s Aerial Bridge (and the Canal It Crosses), which you can preview or purchase here.

A postcard of the Rouen Bridge’s gondola car ca. 1900. [image: ZCP]