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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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An interesting bridge

You just can't miss this bridge in Mystic, it's a great place to take a few pictures and check out the nice boutique stores nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You just can't miss this bridge in Mystic, it's a great place to take a few pictures and check out the nice boutique stores nearby.

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Tappan, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touring Mystic is not complete unless one checks our the Bascule Bridge. It's history is permanently placed on a plaque on the bridge and is quite interesting to read. Great spot for history buffs.

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Thank donald1264
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat experience to drive over and paddle under! Basic concept, but fun to witness the bridge and boats, and cars in action!

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Thank Tara D
Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a fascinating experience. In the boating season, it opens every hour at 40 minutes after the hour. It stays open until all the boat traffic has passed, usually 5 or 10 minutes. the mechanism of the bridge is out in the open and a good opportunity to show kids how things work.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My daughter and Husband enjoy watching the bridge go up and come down again. The whole town is just lovely.

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Bristol, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

a beautiful landmark worth checking out on foot. recently rebuilt and looks almost new! there are also many shops to explore along both sides of Main Street

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Boston, MA
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a great area to do small business shopping and get away from the box stores and the malls. Filled with small shops for candy, clothes, ice cream, and even a toy store (how rare is that!) Well worth the trip, but parking can be very tricky

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

In the downtown area is a bridge that is a must see. It pretty cool unless you are driving and in a hurry to get somewhere. While downtown check on the times that the bride is raised and plan to see it at least once.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a major structure for this area. You will be able to take some good photos here on both side of river. We love it.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My wife and I were on a Fall Foliage Tour and one of the stops was Mystic, Connecticut. We took a walk around downtown Mystic and saw this impressive bridge. You really have to see it to appreciate it.

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