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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

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Address: U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Unique Bridge

It's fun to watch once during your stay. Take advantage of the ice cream shops right near the bridge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Catskill, New York, United States
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Coronado, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Comes up at the least opportune times, or so does a lifetime of experience seems to predict. But, it is fun to have it happen when you are walking in downtown or visiting the best ice cream shop in Connecticut (maybe even New England). It is also fun as it was last night with a full (well, almost full --... More 

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Catskill, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's fun to watch once during your stay. Take advantage of the ice cream shops right near the bridge!

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Brielle, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

the Bridge is fun to watch. Grab your ice cream by the bridge and watch horizontal change to vertical.

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Lynn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed watching the bridge go up and down. Amazing part of history to see. They spent a few years updating it and it shows.

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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

the old bridge going up and down It's a great spectacle to watch and definitely gives a "style" to the old village entrance! You can stand on the dock side in front of the bridge and watch the boats waiting the right moment to get into the bay every hour.

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Scotland, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see and walk over, spend some time at the riverside and watch the little boats passing by.

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Wayne, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Exciting experience, since we live in the New York area, and do not get to see the like of it close to us

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White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A wonderful old bridge that is actively in service. Amazing to see the giant concrete weights lift the bridge.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was fun to watch it raise and to see all the boats pass through. Crossing it gives you a pretty view of the river. It's rare to see old things like this, especially in such a busy area.

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Utica, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We spent extra time learning about this bridge and watched it raised and lowered twice during our visit. It's a remarkable feat of engineering and thrilling to view in action.

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