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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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140 reviews 140 reviews
67 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the area; as many times as I have crossed the canal, I never stopped to see the bridge up close. No trains crossed that day, but I got some great photos of boats under the bridge.

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Now that it's fall, if you go to the canal you're likely to the seals going through. The other day my husband and a friend swear they saw a whale surface! Whales have been known to go through, but usually stay underwater and are very rarely seen. I missed it! I did see a seal the other day and others... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

When we went, we saw the bridge drop down and the train pass by. Nice time pass for 30 min or less with Kids.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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76 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

You can start from this point along the canal and walk, ride a bike or roller blade for a few miles down to the other end. There are side trails off of the tarred pathway into wooded areas. Many different boats use this canal. You may even catch the fully operationally bridge go up and down.

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London
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50 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stopped here briefly on the way to Cape Cod and were lucky enough to see the bridge come down for a train. Great views and nice history.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The canal paths are wonderful. Seven miles long it is easy to walk and bike ride. Several places to park and get on the path on both sides of the canal.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Facilities are well kept up. Ample parking and access to a great walk along the canal. Gotta try Sweet Caroline's Cafe right up the street.

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