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Address: U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355

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great old bridge

watch the bridge open and close to let the boats coming up and down the river pass thru. very neat to watch. we get ice cream next to the bridge and stand and watch it open and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

watch the bridge open and close to let the boats coming up and down the river pass thru. very neat to watch. we get ice cream next to the bridge and stand and watch it open and close. The kids love to watch it. you will also. then go shop in town. a great place. they keep the bridge in... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy mechanical things or engineering, this is a great little gem. It's pretty fun to stand under the huge concrete counterweights.

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Thank nskaye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here for two days but didn't get to see the bridge working. I guess with the cold weather many of the boats stayed in the harbor. Maybe when we come back this summer.

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Thank George D
Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An engineering marvel that's just plain old fun to watch! The bridge cycles surprisingly quickly, so traffic is really never that backed up when raised to allow the passing of a vessel - besides, there are plenty of local shops to pass the time. Bring your camera, and enjoy this engineering blast from the past!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It goes up and down...its not worth a special trip but if you are into bridges, its kind of neat to watch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only seen these bridges in books and online before our visit, but nothing really compares with being up close and personal! It must have been an amazing feat to install the 230 tonne counterweights and quite a spectacle to see them being installed in 1920! This is a lovely feature of Mystic that is a great attraction in... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most important thing to know about this bridge is that it goes up at 40 minutes past the hour, every hour in the summer. Locals plan their schedules around it.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Mystic for the night and got to see the draw bridge open for a boat. It was a great sight to see especially if you have seen the movie Mystic Pizza. The bridge is in the movie for a brief moment, but its still cool to se in person.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the bridge are beautiful but it doesn't open very often in the autumn and winter. Nice short walk down one of the banks but the shoreline going north was private property.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I was so lucky to see a sail boat needing to,pass under while I was walking along the river. This is the cutest city to go see!

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