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Cobwork Bridge

Bailey Island, ME
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Type: Bridges
Description: Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.
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Bowie, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
103 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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238 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
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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West Bowdoin, Maine
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139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

It is an unique bridge that connects Harpswell town's Bailey and Orr's island. The construction is meant to withstand the tides in this area and also looks really cool.

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Kansas City
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you're in the area, it's worth a look but I wouldn't drive out of my way to see it. I'm sure it is a "work of art" but I just didn't seem to be able to fully appreciate it as being anything other than a bridge. Sorry.

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I really enjoyed our side trip from Portland to see this bridge.The crib stone bridge connects Orr Island and Bailey Island.It is apparently the only bridge of its kind in existence. We walked on the little beach below the bridge on the Bailey Island side,collected some sea glass and examined the bridge up close.Very interesting! We finished our visit with... More

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