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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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Ice cream

It has the best ice cream there in Mystic.It's right on the Bascule Bridge so you can sit by the river while eatong you ice cream

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It has the best ice cream there in Mystic.It's right on the Bascule Bridge so you can sit by the river while eatong you ice cream

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Berlin, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Must walk over it if in Mystic already! Positives - a real draw bridge with counterweight. Can watch the boats go by, reasonably restored Negatives - opens once an hour in the summer. Holds up traffic.

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Central New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
53 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This bridge is interesting as you can be up close and personal with it during its operation. The span is close to the water - you get to see both the ship passing through and the bridge itself from either end of the dozen. The cantilever action is cool on a structure this large - considering it was built in... More 

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New City, New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

During my visit and walk in Mystic, I was ecstatic to hear the bridge warning bell sound and ran out of the store I was in to observe the bridge in action. This is an old bridge and took 13 years to fix up and have it running up to par. The bells sound to alert all that the bridge... More 

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Westchester County
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238 reviews 238 reviews
65 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fans of non-stationary bridges should come out to see the Dr. Seuss-ian design of this drawbridge. Come out in the summer when it operates on a regular cycle so you don't have to wait for a sailboat to come down the Mystic on it's way to the sound. However, one imagines it snarls traffic fiercely during the season. In short,... More 

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North Tonawanda, NY
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121 reviews 121 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I might not be so charmed with this bridge during the height of the summer season's crowded streets and waterways, but this working drawbridge in the middle of a bustling town and seaport is usually down when I need to use it, the summer schedule of openings is well-publicized, and so it is possible to drive around it if you... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

A visit in mystic is unique by all means. There is a lot to do in the city and surroundings which I will write about in a different item. I do like to share the experience of being on this particular bridge in a the late afternoon. Standing on the bridge allows you to look at the Banks of the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A very old bridge that still operates as it did in the early 60's. Interesting area. On my last visit an aging artist retired airline pilot gave me a tour of his art work and the schooner the art was displayed in. Could happen no where else.

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Use this bridge to either walk or drive into the town of Mystic. This bridge leads you up through the main where there are shops and the famous Mystic Pizza Restaurant. This is where the movie Mystic Pizza was shot with Julia Roberts. The pizza was very good. A lot of history in this area of town .

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Miami, Florida
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I understand that there is not another one like it. We saw it go up and it was extremely quiet. It also comes down very quietly. The draw bridge is not divided. The whole road goes up at an angle.

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