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Bailey Island Bridge (Cribstone Bridge)

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Beautiful spot

Beautiful bridge. Had no idea of the history until i got home. It is quite narrow so use caution... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andy W
via mobile
Engineering wonder - and scenic too!

This bridge connects Bailey Island to Orr's Island. It was built to withstand high tides and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Priscilla H
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.
Bailey Island, ME 04330
+1 207-774-7871
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Reviewed 4 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed September 26, 2017

This is a very interesting bridge as the bridge is constructed of large blocks of rocks stacked on top of each other with no mortar used to hold the blocks together. This allows the tides and storms to pass through the bridge. I think this...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Best place and experience always. Tiny place with big appeal ! Love the bartender Amy, best I've ever seen. I've seen alot ha ha....the staff are great and friendly and love all the chats with the local fishermen. GREAT place always !

Thank Chris B
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I really don't pay much attention to small bridges but this is so cool. Large marble blocks stacked to create an amazing bridge- I am not a civil engineer so I can't really say much more about it, but very cool. We were lucky enough...More

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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.