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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Traveler Description: The Bascule bridge is a small wonder of the world. While you will find it interesting just to walk across it to the many shops and resturants on... more »
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Hopatcong
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Its part of the downtown experience . The shops surrounding the area are great local businesses . Please support them

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Drawbridge that opens in one piece with HUGE cement counterweights. When tall boats want to pass under the road the bridge is opened and they sail through.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The kids loved watching the bridge go up to let the ships through. We were there early in the morning around 10 so there weren't too many people crowding around. There is a nice little park with benches and clean public restrooms on one side of the bridge. We were able to look down into the water and see lots... More

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Hopkinton, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One of the last bridges of its type. Fun to watch it raise for the boats to pass by. Its worth checking out if your in the area

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Walked to the bridge from Seaport enjoyed the exercise and views of Mystic CT. Lots of shopping and boats to see.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I recently brought my family to the beautiful town of Mystic CT ! I was fascinated by the bridge opening and closing letting vessels in and out I couldn't get enough of it !! A definite must see

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New Haven, Connecticut
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I would not necessarily call this an attraction, but I guess if you visit the city you will run into it and have to watch it while you wait to cross...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We sat in the cafe by the bridge, enjoyed a delicious sandwich and were lucky enough to see the amazing opening of the bridge to allow the sailing boats through.

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Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very old bridge with a lot of history. Don't miss checking it out and while you are there enjoy the downtown area.

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Hopewell Junction, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Take the time to visit as its cool to see the historical bridge. Fun to watch the bridge and how it works

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