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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

Address: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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New York City, NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have passed through the Cape Cod canal a number of times on our sail boat. Passage has to be made under power and we always tried to have the current in our favor. The current can be quite strong, more or less doubling our normal speed. While that makes for a quick trip it can cause some concern when... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The bridge is fun to watch when it goes up or down. The grassy area nearby is a great place to eat. We usually stop at one of the restaurants and get take-out to eat on one of the tables near the bridge. Even when the bridge is up there is a lot of activity--many people walking, biking or walking... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The scenery was amazing. There is a walking path which roller blading, bike riders, joggers all shared. There are benches along the path to rest and watch the barged go through the canal. enjoy!

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Falmouth
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Railway Bridge is always the beginning of our walk and I never fail to be amazed with the bridge engineering. If you come on Monday's and sometimes Friday you may just catch the bridge going up and down to accommodate a train. May wife and I love the site and the walk.

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boston, ma
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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have to admit to having an overly zealous interest in this bridge that started over 30 years ago when we started coming to the Cape as a family when I was a little girl. A few weeks ago, I finally saw the bridge in action and felt like a little kid, actually I was more excited than my seven... More 

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london
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were staying close to the railway bridge and were lucky enough on several occasions to see the bridge go up and down and trains go across. Our grand daughter was with us one time and the train drivers actually came out and waved to her. We never get tired of seeing this. The trains seem to go over at... More 

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Othello WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Was interesting to see the bridge come down for the train to cross. The is an emblem of a castle on the bridge, look for it.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was able to watch in action .Tons of cable lower and raise the tracks for railroad connection between Cape and land

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The park in Buzzards Bay fronts on Main St and affords parking at the train bridge next to the canal. You can access the service road for walking or biking. It also offers picnic tables to enjoy a meal with a great view and almost always a cool breeze! Thursday evenings throughout the summer there is free entertainment in the... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love to sit under the bridge and wait to see if any trains will go through. My daughter goes to college down the street so it is pretty cool to see when the bridge goes down

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