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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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A local Mystic view

How do I hate you the bridge that rises so majestically in town w/ tourists craning their necks for every inch of rise. How do I hate you for not being precise when you go up the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Mystic, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a bridge on main road thru the center of town that crosses the Mystic River. It's not an attraction.

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Mystic, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

How do I hate you the bridge that rises so majestically in town w/ tourists craning their necks for every inch of rise. How do I hate you for not being precise when you go up the last couple of year? How do I hate you when you stop my trek across town as a sailboat makes you rise ?... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Mystic drawbridge is one of the great sights in CT. Enormous counterweights pull the bridge open once an hour and a parade of sailboats, motor boats and yachts passes through. A carillon plays, swans glide by ... It's magical. And free!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are in Mystic, plan to visit the small downtown shopping area. The bridge is free to watch and cross and very cool. If you eat outside at the S & P Oyster Company, you can see the bridge perfectly, but there is also a little path by the edge of the bridge with a bench where you can... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We walked across the bridge and were impressed by the huge concrete counterweights. We were lucky enough to be there when the bridge went up for a small boat. The horns went off and up went the bridge. Okay...I'm a bridge geek...so it probably impressed me more than it would the normal person, but still it's cool!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We hung around town so we could see this bridge in action. I have to say it was a bit anticlimactic after looking at the bridge quite a few times & taking pics. All kinds of bells go off so you have time to get to the other side if you need to. Then the large concrete blocks lower just... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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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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