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Address: Bailey Island, ME
Description: Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.

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Really cool crib causeway granite slabs built to last...

The crib bridge that joins Orr's Island to great island is really neat...criss crossed layers of granite slabs...and a beautiful arched shape architecturally. We went to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The crib bridge that joins Orr's Island to great island is really neat...criss crossed layers of granite slabs...and a beautiful arched shape architecturally. We went to deliberately cross it several times just to see it multiple times over the course of our week stay on Bailey Island. I've never seen anything like it. Worth taking a good look at....allows the... More 

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A very interesting little side trip and not that far from Hwy 1 in Brunswick. Great to walk on the bridge or walk along the side and observe the unique construction that allows the water to flow back and forth through the bridge itself. Also got to watch lobsters being placed into the cooker to become someone's excellent lobster roll... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is the only bridge like this in the world. Read the history, and walk over the bridge. Take breathtaking pictures at sunrise or sunset. One of my favorite places in Maine.

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Hilton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This bridge connects Bailey's Island to Harpswell Is. It is over a hundred years old and made of MASSIVE blocks of granite. It would probably be of little interest to young people and of most interest to someone with some engineering experience. To be appreciated, it should be seen from the water as the details are not visible from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful and unique architecture, which was adapted from the usual bridge crossing due to the great currents in the area. Driving the bridge is scary, as it winds vs going straight, has a rise in the middle and has small travel lanes and no shoulders! Take care!!

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

TripAdvisor! Correct the title to Cribstone Bridge. It's a National Engineering Landmark. We walked over, ate at a nearby restaurant (there are several) and walked back. Colorful and fun thing to do. Tell the children why the bridge works.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This drive is so worth it to see this one of a kind bridge. It is amazing and has a wonderful view to go with it. You can walk across the bridge too. We walked a little bit across it then drove over it. You should pull over and look at it too! Overall, I would return just to take... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have gone to Bailey's Island as a kid over the years. I just went this weekend and had a new appreciation for it. It was a very nice drive with water on both sides of the road in many places. There were many picture perfect views and now that I work at an engineering firm I noticed this bridge... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had to go to the photo's that were posted with the "Cobwork Bridge" to see what that was, and the correct name for this bridge is "Cribstone". I've been to this area many times and if you're a frequent visitor to Bailey Island you must cross this bridge to get there. It is an historic bridge, built during WWII... More 

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Unless you pull over and take a look, you would never really see or appreciate the unique "cobwork" support system of this bridge, which consists of criss-crossed granite blocks. There's plenty of views to admire from either end of the bridge, and a sidewalk on the eastern side offers a safe way across. The one issue you may find is... More 

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Address: Bailey Island, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island

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