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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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Norwich, Connecticut
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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355 reviews 355 reviews
238 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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 attraction reviews
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Sharon, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

I love the bridge. It is a one of a kind so we are told. When they rebuilt it recently I thought the lanes would be made wider. I am not sue they are. There is a lovely sidewalk now. If you own a big Buick , and you meet a big truck or Humvee, just take a deep breath... More

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Cambridge England
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

..has to be driving on a glorious summer's day over the wonderful and amazing Cribstone bridge connecting Orr and Bailey Island. Stopping at the far side for Morse's lobsters shack and eating the freshest, bestest lobster I have ever tasted. (And if Trip Advisor ever have world's top ten list for the Restroom with the best view ~ it has... More

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