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Bailey Island Bridge (Cribstone Bridge)

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Bailey Island, ME 04330
+1 207-774-7871
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Cross Yourself

It's an historic bridge. It's recognized construction method makes it the only one of its kind... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LoafJugThouTree
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
A Gem to Behold!

Whether one drives over it or goes beneath it in a watercraft, the amazing "cribbed" design is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cmcgowan1931
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“one of a kind” (14 reviews)
“granite slabs” (4 reviews)
“pull over” (3 reviews)
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Bailey Island, ME 04330
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+1 207-774-7871
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"granite slabs"
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"lobster"
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"few years"
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"salt cod"
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"civil engineer"
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"engineering feat"
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"worth the trip"
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"cribstone grill"
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"amazing views"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an historic bridge. It's recognized construction method makes it the only one of its kind still standing. It's malso arrow. If you have bridgeaphobia behind the wheel, go slow. Most everyone else does.

Thank LoafJugThouTree
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether one drives over it or goes beneath it in a watercraft, the amazing "cribbed" design is functional to its intertidal location. One of two in the world, the other in Scotland, it is a visual and physical must to experience.

Thank cmcgowan1931
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just to drive over this bridge seems cool because it is so unusual. And of course it leads to the Island and Cooks Lobster & Ale and to Land End.

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful bridge. Had no idea of the history until i got home. It is quite narrow so use caution. The entire island was so quiet.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge connects Bailey Island to Orr's Island. It was built to withstand high tides and crashing surf. It is constructed or granite slabs, stacked with enough room between to allow water to flow through without disturbing the bridge itself. This is a great place...More

Thank Priscilla H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every Civil Engineer should make a pilgrimage here! The rest of us can appreciate the uniqueness. A dedicated pedestrian walkway across the bridge along with the 25 MPH speed limit make a walk across the bridge relaxing. Views of the inlet and harbor are beautiful...More

Thank nextbigadventure123
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This bridge really is a site to behold. The amount of granite that went into building it and the fact that there are no screws (the bridge is its own infrastructure) makes it remarkable. Just it's excellent design makes it fun to watch as the...More

Thank nancyloveswine
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Went for a early morning walk every day for a week Great views from the bridge overlooking Casco Bay .Good breakfast nearby !

Thank casuffit
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This amazing bridge was built in the 1920s to connect Orr's Island and Bailey Island. It is built entirely of huge granite slabs stacked in a cross work fashion so that water can pass through it. I have never seen anything like it. No mortar...More

Thank coldmtn
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

When you cross into Bailey Island via the cribstone bridge you know you've entered a special place. The bridge is a bit narrow, but we have crossed with a semi coming from the opposite direction. I love the history. Here is information I found on...More

Thank Corkyhart
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ltully2017
July 5, 2017|
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Response from gogranny60 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry as I don't know about it's clearance height. Also sorry that I didn't notice your question till now.
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