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Description: Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.

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Architectural marvel

We have been visiting Bailey and Orrs islands for years. I never tire at the sight of the cobwork bridge. I'm amazed that these are giant blocks of granite stacked without any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Bailey and Orrs islands for years. I never tire at the sight of the cobwork bridge. I'm amazed that these are giant blocks of granite stacked without any fasteners. The bridge has weathered all kinds of tides, temperatures and storms. From the water, the bridge is visually stunning. It's always been a treat to pass under... More 

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Wallkill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There were two in the world and the other was destroyed in a bombing raid during WWII in Europe. The current bridge was disassembled and rebuilt a few years ago exactly as originally constructed. It is a tribute to the way things were done that has lasted well past some of the "more modern" methods of construction. Well worht the... More 

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Kensington, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you are heading to Bailey Island and you don't own a boat, you are going to drive over this bridge modeled after one in Scotland. You are also more than likely going to stop and take one or more photos. The bridge is constructed of locally mined granite cribs (blocks) that allow the tide to ebb and flow freely.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 59 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 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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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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