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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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Old style drawbridge worth a look.

Nice to see a bridge of this type in full operation with flashing lights and bells ringing. Close to all the major restaurants and shops its a point of difference.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice to see a bridge of this type in full operation with flashing lights and bells ringing. Close to all the major restaurants and shops its a point of difference.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Didn't plan specifically to go see this bridge but enjoyed the view next to the ice cream shop we were going to. Quaint little area of town. Nice spot by the water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This bridge I thought was cool put it was down the whole time (2 Hours) I was in Mystic. The bridge was very well maintained. I enjoyed walking over the bridge and seeing the water under me. I agree with the other reviewer, don't go out of your way, but it is kinda cool to walk over.

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't know anything about this area but as we were staying in New London took a drive to Mystic. Very pleased too the area is lovely and the bridge very authentic it openned while we were ther and it was moment!, Cool!

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is so nice to see how well preserved this draw bridge is. I never get enough watching it go up to let the boats go by. Reminds you how the things used to be before all the technology.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were about to leave Mystic when we heard the bells dinging. It was worth the wait. There were a bunch of people standing around watching. A sailboat did pass through. Come for the downtown area and fingers crossed that you see the bridge too. Don't come for just the bridge unless you area a bridge enthusiast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you're already in the area, check it out. Although some may find it less impressive, it's actually quite cool. I wouldn't travel just to see it, but if you're already there, why not see it for yourself?

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Ok so it goes up and down - is that really an attraction? If your down there anyway and it goes up (or back down), at least you can say you saw it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to visit in beautiful surroundings. Went in the fall and al the surrounding area so colourful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Right in downtown Mystic - you can walk over it and look at the river and boats. Raises on the half hour, I think, for large passing watercraft. Charming.

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Address: U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic

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