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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

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Address: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA

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Love visiting the Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge!!!

Me and my hubby love visiting the Cape Cod Canal Railway bridge area. Beautiful scenery, great place to take a long or short walk. Many people bring their bikes to ride there as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
donnaa855
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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my hubby love visiting the Cape Cod Canal Railway bridge area. Beautiful scenery, great place to take a long or short walk. Many people bring their bikes to ride there as well. There is a rule to walk and ride to the right of the center line. Respect walkers as well as bikers, and roller bladers too!! Watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great to sit out and watch the boats... the people, the wildlife or bike, walk or skate on the path....Great spot

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Cape Cod, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm lucky enough to live nearby and walk my dogs along this stretch of the Canal many mornings. I have seen the bridge go up/down too many times too count, including the train that crosses. About a month ago I saw 3 seals feeding in the center of the canal. During winter months you will see hundreds of eider ducks,... More 

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Clinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The bridge marks the beginning of the Cape Cod canal walk, which allows walkers and bikers to share a trail along both sides of the canal. The bridge is lowered occasionally to allow the Cape Cod trains to cross the canal, and was built during the 1930's.

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New Bedford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Bring your camera and if you are lucky you will see the rail section of the bridge raised or lowered. It is cool to see a train pass over the canal but beware if it is the garbage train hold your nose. It is still fantastic. Bring your camera you will get great photo opportunities of the bridge with the... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is just a bridge, but it is very interesting to see how the thing works. I don't think I have ever seen a railroad span over a canal or river lift this way. Also, if you like you can picnic on the tables.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited the bridge on a foggy morning as the towers and span loomed out of the fog. Whilst not a must see, the mode of building, the structure itself and the system of operation are quite fascinating. There is an excellent explanatory storyboard and if you take a fifteen minute break in your travelling, you will be well rewarded.

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New York City, NY
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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Address: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Bourne  >  Buzzards Bay

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