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Bailey Island Bridge (Cribstone Bridge)

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Address: Bailey Island, ME 04330

Bridge connecting Bailey and Orrs islands.

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The only one of its kind

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!

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Brunswick, Maine
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Brunswick, Maine
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were staying at a rental home that required us to go over this bridge every day. I wouldn't drive far to see it, but if you are close by, it truly is an engineering marvel. You can also walk across it.

Thank kk1249
Leysin, Switzerland
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152 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a fabulous wooden structure. It is narrow, so beware of you have a camper, trailer of large pickup. There is a separate pedestrian / bike path, and that's the way to go. There are good views from Cooks and Morse's.

Thank AckExpat
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Cribstone Bridge is one-of-a-kind & it allows the strong tides in the coast of Maine to move through the bridge. A truly unique bridge with beautiful views of the surrounding waterlife.

Thank Nancy J
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is the only Cribwork bridge left in the world is what we were told. Amazing that a bridge its size is held together without any mortar.

Thank BeachbabefromMass
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

The bridge is a piece of history and being able to drive over and walk across the only know cribstone bridge in the world was very cool. The bridge has a sidewalk which allows you to safely walk or cycle across. A great example of Maine ingenuity.

Thank girltraveling3
South Portland, Maine
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Beautiful Bridge! Only one in the WHOLE world! Beautiful views! A must see if you visit. You cannot miss it. The only way to get onto Bailey Island. Except by boat of course.

Thank Jennifer C
Hope, Maine
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435 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We've been going across this bridge for years and it always amazes me how well-built it is. It's an incredible feat of workmanship.

Thank Sonia T
Franklin, North Carolina
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353 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

The way this bridge is built, makes it the only one of it's type in the world. It is narrow and some people may not like driving over it. It's the only way to get to the island unless you go by boat. Great views from the bridge of the harbor and ocean.

Thank nkimperial
New York City, New York
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293 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

This bridge is truly a one of a kind and is a must see. Take a trip back in time and get that peaceful small town feeling. Go visit the Salt Cod café and have some coffee and blueberry pie. Then take a walk over the Cribstone bridge and see the lobster boats, the sail boats, smell the water and... More 

Thank napagirl2

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