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Woods Hole Drawbridge

77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Woods Hole
Type: Bridges
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I recently cruised from Boston to Woods Hole (specifically Eel Pond) and it requires going through the draw bridge. Although the bridge opens only on the half hour and with advance radio hail, the bridge operators have always been responsive and professional.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

only a couple years old and divides the town - you can go the other way if you need to and they did when rebuilding .. it is incredibly quiet and quick - we didn't even know it was going up - we were eating at the restaurant right beside it - check out that restaurant too - it was... More

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