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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I would never have thought that the process of a little drawbridge raising to let small boats through and then lowering again to let the cars and pedestrians across would be so fascinating to spend a few minutes watching. It must be the spirit of being in Woods Hole and having the opportunity to experience these great small-town moments.

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New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We just happened to be near the drawbridge when they started chaining if off to activate it. We watched it rise and saw three boats pass from one side to the other. I have seen much larger operations near Maine, so it wasn't that impressive to me, but was still a fun and unique thing to witness. I sat on... More

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Waterboro, Maine
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I like the ambiance of the area. If you are there when it is not engaged, it is just a road. What I didn't appreciate is that all parking is metered and there is no warning that you need a pocketful of quarters in order to park in Woods Hole.

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