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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 #3 of 19 attractions in Mystic
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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Oakdale, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Bascule means weighted (I think) and it's the oldest in the US. They open it to allow taller boats to go under on their way up or down the Mystic River. That's all cool. While you are waiting on either side there are many, many shops and restaurants to spend your money at. The most fun? Mystical Toys. There is... More

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Boston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is a nice old bridge, though very well maintained. We went shopping during Valentine's Day and many of the shops are very nice and overpriced. It was nice to walk around downtown Mystic and would return during the summer when the weather is nicer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We enjoyed our brief stop in Mystic, and my family, with three college age sons, enjoyed seeing the bridge go up, have boats going through, and back down. There were quite a few places nearby to eat and walk, although unfortunately I heard the place we enjoyed on their deck, the River Walk, has closed. We stopped originally to try... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Little Historic Bridge that is worth a walk over, if you are touring the town. Once you get over it, take a walk on the boardwalk along the river.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Visited Mystic and shopping district. Small bridge, very short walk, nice view. Excellent bakery nearby.

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

when in town visiting you have to walk the bridge. Its a short walk and its in the center of town. It's different than most bridges you normally see...

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Madison, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is right in the center of the shopping district. Have a cone, walk the bridge, venture down the river walk. This still remains as an important part of Mystic long ago as well as today.

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STAMFORD
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a very small drawbridge but the design is interesting. Locals like to point it out as a tourist site. Best view is from P&J Oyster restaurant.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a unique bridge and interesting to watch open and close (once). It's also a very short walk across it with scenic views of the river and tall sailing ships. One side of the river has a little park where you can sit and view the river and bridge. In the summertime when the bridge and road traffic is... More

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Macon, GA
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217 reviews 217 reviews
87 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Didn't seem to be a lot going on (other than crowds meandering across it). The traffic across it can be a bit ridiculous if you are trying to get through when it opens.

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