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Cobwork Bridge

Bailey Island, ME
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.
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washington dc
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183 reviews 183 reviews
122 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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117 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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Norwich, Connecticut
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77 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This bridge is worth checking out. I know most people can't get excited about just a bridge, but it is a unique one of a kind structure, which is what makes it worth checking out. Plus the islands of Orr's and Baileys that it connects offer a nice little getaway or drive to get away from it all. The bridge... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This local landmark and historical feat of civil engineering, finished in 1928 and linking Orr's Island and Bailey Island in Harpswell, is properly known as the Cribstone Bridge. Its design and 1,150-foot span allows tides to flow unimpeded through the granite slab cribworks. It's reputedly the only bridge of its kind in the world. There's very limited parking off ME... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The route to the cribstone bridge is a lovely scenic drive and worth the trip. Continue on to the Lands End shop for outstanding views of the ocean!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Only one in the world and right here on Bailey Island ME! Recently rehabilitated with new guardrail and sidewalk. Don't miss this historical piece of transportation history!

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Freeport, Maine
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I always pause to look at this structure inroute to Baileys Island. There is a strong tidal flow and lots of marine traffic. Great photo opps.

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