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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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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Woods Hole drawbridge allows boat traffic to pass. It also serves as an impromptu gathering place for locals and visitors that must wait on either side during an opening. It is not unusual to see groups of separated students communicating through shouts and signals while awaiting the bridges closure, or to strike a conversation with whomever is standing next... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A drawbridge isn't really an attraction, except in a town like Woods Hole. There is nothing particularly special about this bridge, it is not something that you should seek out, just be aware of. The bridge goes up, it goes down.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Spend a day in Wood's Hole. Great restaurants and bars. Traffic gets tricky with the drawbridge. But it's a great place to sit and watch the boat traffic. Also, this is where you catch the ferry for Martha's Vineyard. So parking can be a pain, but we always manage to find a place. A charming little village!

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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23 reviews 23 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
21 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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