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Woods Hole Drawbridge

77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Woods Hole
Type: Bridges
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While visiting Woods Hole we stopped by the drawbridge, which happened to be going up, to let a masted sailboat out of the inner harbor. Although it was interesting to watch the bridges action, I don't believe this attraction has enough merit to stand on its own. That said, if you happen to be in Woods Hole make sure you... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Another must see, especially for the little ones. When a sailboat's mast is too tall to go under the bridge, the operator first closes the gates blocking cars and pedestrians. Then the short bridge lifts on each side, allowing the boat(s) to pass. This brings cheers, sometimes clapping from first time spectators.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It opens frequently enough so that we enjoyed watching three times during our two days in Woods Hole. Don't see anything like this anywhere else.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everyone loves the quaintness of the drawbridge. Make sure you see at the half our all summer long. Hang out on the east side to see the fine sentiments of local youth and passing boats. Watch out for the swing gates!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

yes drawbridges are cool, unless you are stuck on the wrong side. Its small, small enough to get the boats through.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

the drawbridge comes up on the hour and half hour. on a busy day, it's fun to watch the boats navigate the narrow channel.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Watched go up and watched it go down, while waiting to crosses. The town is very quaint. Disliked being afraid of being stuck on the other side if the bridge got stuck. Can't believe I'm reviewing a draw bridge. 😜

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the kind of site anyone would like - a place that you simply walk up to and wait for it to open - hanging over the bridge (well, not really). It is near good stores while you wait - my favorite is Liberty House and some of the galleries - and, of course, you can eat or drink... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a small bridge but very cute. Must see when it goes up. If into big bridges than you won't be impressed.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Not sure I'd call it an "Attraction", but it is fun to watch it go up and down. Unlike the big bridges on major rivers, this little bridge is much more intimate-- -- you can get very close while the bridge goes up and down, and see the boats as they pass through.

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