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“Fun to see the bridge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mystic River Bascule Bridge

Mystic River Bascule Bridge
U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Mystic
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Oregon
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140 reviews 140 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Fun to see the bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I enjoyed watching the bridge open, thinking about the history in the making of the bridge and the historic nature of Mystic as a seaport.

Visited August 2012
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Groton, Connecticut
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Bridge opens while you have your ice cream cone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Entrance to the upper part of the Mystic River and home of Mystic Seaport the bridge opens on demand in summer and traffic delays are the result but people take it in stride because you are there, near the river, the seaport, the shops, ice cream. just pleasant all around.

Visited November 2012
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Harrisburg, PA
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“i love this bridge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

i have been watching the Mystic Bridge go up and down for 63 years and never get bored! I was born and raised in Mystic and moved away after college. On our many visits home I always love to hear the whistle and watch the bridge go up and the boats pass by.

Visited October 2012
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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“Downtown Mystic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My Boyfriend and I recently decided to take a little overnight excursion in Mystic, CT. We have Marriott rewards and will go a lot of times visit different areas in New England to various Marriott's. The weekend we went was a Saturday night Sept 8th, it happened to coincided with the Taste of Mystic, it was fantastic. What a beautiful charming town great restaurants, shopping, walking views of the water, and lots of boats. The Taste of Mystic event had bands and food galore. I would recommend this little excursion to anyone looking for a weekend getaway and if you are the casino type there is Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun just a short distance away also.

Visited September 2012
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Medford, New Jersey
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“Mystic Drawbridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Mystic bascule bridge was built in 1922. It has its own website. I recommend reading up on it before going. Bridge openings occur about once per hour and are neat to see.

Visited September 2012
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