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– After being stuck in the down position for more than two days, the Aerial Lift Bridge is working again.

City spokesperson Kate Van Daele said it will reopen Thursday morning.

The bridge, the door to Duluth’s port, was weighed down by ice, which crews worked to remove Tuesday and Wednesday.

The closure was a costly inconvenience for shipping companies, who must take a longer way in and out of the harbor through the Superior Entry.

Lake Carriers’ Association spokesperson Eric Peace said since that channel is also shallower, ships must carry 6,500 fewer tons at a time. Peace said he was not aware of such a lengthy lift bridge outage happening before in Duluth.

Staff writer Katie Galioto contributed to this report.

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