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Bailey Island Bridge (Cribstone Bridge)

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Bailey Island, ME 04330
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Lays claim to " only design of its kind" bridge in the world.

Seen best from the water or from the parking lot at Cook's Restaurant, one can see how the cribbing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael L
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

I understand that this is an iconic bridge. One of a kind or only a few. Specific purpose is to let... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2017
Fran M
Boothbay, Maine
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Bailey Island, ME 04330
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen best from the water or from the parking lot at Cook's Restaurant, one can see how the cribbing of enormous granite blocks allowing for exceptionally high tides or storm surges to pass thru them.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I understand that this is an iconic bridge. One of a kind or only a few. Specific purpose is to let tidal water flow thru. Wort seeing. I also recall that it was rebuilt just a few years ago.

Thank Fran M
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place walk across to views of Orrs and Bailey Island. It is a historical bridge where you can view the ocean and the harbor. While we were there a common loon and common elders were fishing near the bridge which was...More

Thank Milford_PaMooseman
Reviewed October 17, 2016

What can you say? It's a landmark bridge . It has a good foot traffic walkway. It was rebuilt a few yrs ago. It is if I am correct one of two in the world.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed October 16, 2016

I read that this is the only bridge of its kind in the country but I read another place that it is in fact the only bridge of it's kind in the world! That makes it even more interesting! If you're not driving, drink in...More

Thank jainsc
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The entire Bailey island drive is nice, this adds extra. Kinda amazing when you see it. Worth the short drive. If you are hungry and want to see a view across the water. Eat at Cooke's.

Thank Craig W
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This bridge was the view from my room at the Bailey Island Motel. I went on a boat ride under the bridge and was amazed to see all the granite that had been stacked to form the bridge. I was told that there was not...More

Thank travellernomore
Reviewed August 28, 2016

A nice easy drive to Bailey Island ends by crossing the cribstone bridge. It is amazing when you look at its profile from the water or Cook's Lobster House nearby

Thank mikencarol
Reviewed August 19, 2016

One site you don't want to miss. You can drive across the bridge or park on either side, but you need to walk across. You need to see the view. Exceptional!

Thank 680nikkip
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This bridge, built to allow for tides to go through and connect Orr's and Bailey Islands, was rebuilt a few years ago to the original specs. Don't miss it!

Thank auntieknickers
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