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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

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

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We saw the bridge in action a couple of times. Once, while we were at dinner in the upstairs dining room at S&P Oyster Company we happened to see it in action. Another day, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Janet_Eileen_4
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Mechanicville, New York
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a bridge that goes up. Its exciting the first few times. Happens certain times of the day when the tour boat is coming in/out. Everyone in town stops to watch. Really interesting!

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Mechanicville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw the bridge in action a couple of times. Once, while we were at dinner in the upstairs dining room at S&P Oyster Company we happened to see it in action. Another day, we were walking back after lunch at Mystic Pizza and the bridge went up while we were on the little boardwalk near S&P. It was interesting... More 

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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was amazing to see this bridge rise up to let the tall ships pass each hour at 40 minutes after the hour. It was a sight to see.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history behind the bridge is very interesting. Sitting by the water watching it go up and down is a favorite activity of many.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bridge opens once an hour at 40 minutes past. The horns sound and all pedestrian and vehicular traffic stop. It's quite amazing to see the bridge open and the boats pass under. It's definitely worth a look.

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Danli, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting to watch the bridge in operation. It was a worthwhile sidetrip on our way through.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many folks come far to look at this marvel of time. They buy ice cream and two local shops and sit there to watch the bridge operate. It is amazing to see it in person....

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to watch. The massive concrete counterweights are fantastic to watch as they clear the adjacent shop by inches!

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Newtown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family reunion had people of all ages and everyone enjoyed the bridge and its opening both from the town and from a boat ride they took around the harbor.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved this bridge. The littlest on was super excited to see it go up multiple times and the older ones love that its a Pokemon gym.

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