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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

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80 Main St, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532-3221
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Would love to see it in action

This is definitely an engineering marvel you don’t want to miss. I wish I knew how to find out when... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Salamandy24
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Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal

Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal can be obtained here. If you are fortunate enough to have the... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
Linda G
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80 Main St, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532-3221
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely an engineering marvel you don’t want to miss. I wish I knew how to find out when it was going to lower, as I would love to see it!

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal can be obtained here. If you are fortunate enough to have the time to stick around to see the bridge actually go up and down for the train, it is interesting to see. The area is large and...More

2  Thank Linda G
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

An iconic view from nearly anywhere along the Bourne or Buzzards Bay waterfront. Play a game with the kids - "bridge is up/down"

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Hubby and I went for a ride and ended up getting ice cream (hot fudge sundae) and then taking it down to the railroad bridge on the canal to enjoy- what a great visit. We saw many barges go by and even the canal cruise...More

Thank lbene351
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

The Railroad bridge that spans the Cape Cod Canal is the second longest lift bridge in the United States (it was THE longest when it was built in 1933) Watching it go down and the train cross and go back up again fascinates both visitors...More

Thank Cynthia L
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We were in the visitors center when my 10 year old heard the sound of the crossing gate signal. He loves trains! We ran down the way to watch the train pass through the lift bridge. It was fun to watch. We were lucky to...More

Thank Agb2007
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Best time to be at the canal train bridge is 7:30 PM. The bridge will go down and the train will go over to drop the people off in Buzzards Bay. The kids and adults will enjoy it. The dinner train will follow shortly after....More

Thank JoAnn089
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

This fun to see when the bridge is operation. You can see it from the buzzards bay side or the opposite side by the canal path.

Thank david d
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a huge engineering marvel that can be experienced several times each day. A whistle sounds before the bridge is lowered, allowing a train to cross. Little known fact: ships must stop to allow the train to cross. The train has right of way.

Thank Ed D
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

You can walk the canal ,ike or roller skate. Watch the boats coming in and out. Beautiful sunsets, walk your dog, fish. picnic maybe see the bridge go down when the train comes. Great place is see also small aquarium to check out.

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MeanMama
June 10, 2016|
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Response from SimplySuzy | Reviewed this property |
Great question. The lowers a few times a day for train passage - often for the trash train in the morning and evening. Keep your eyes peeled for the Cape Flyer schedule as those are guaranteed times the bridge will lower.
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