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Address: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA

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Cool Bridge

Drove up to ostensibly see the canal but was right beside the Railway Bridge... very cool and engineered beautifully....I was even more impressed with the tidal waters and their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
gary c
Carolina, Puerto Rico

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove up to ostensibly see the canal but was right beside the Railway Bridge... very cool and engineered beautifully....I was even more impressed with the tidal waters and their rate of flow and knowing, depending on tides, if the river flows one way or another...pretty neat and not a lot of people around!!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating piece of engineering. It is pleasant to sit by the canal and watch the boats going up and down but seeing the bridge lowering and the train coming over is really exciting.

Thank countryman d
Bourne, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy to get to. On the bank of the Cape Cod Canal. Free parking, rest rooms, fishing and great to watch the bridge come down and see the train cross.

Thank df4727
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This attraction is the money not worth. It was not cheap and the most time you will see only trees. We booked the lunch train, the lunch was ok. but that was it. The train did not drive to the Canal Bridge. He stopped about 1/2 Mile before. You could see the Brige. The same way we drove back. Trees... More 

Thank haus8406
Bourne, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We walk our dogs here when the weather is questionable. It's generally not too busy, and I like to watch the water and boats zip through the canal.

Thank Cheryl M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I am from the midwest, and have never seen a structure like this. I is very large and you can see it from the main street in Buzzards Bay. Near the National Marine Life Center

Thank Mary T
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I loved this place. Very relaxing and fun to watch all the different boats go by. Unfortunately, we didn't wait to see the bridge in action but I heard it still runs!

Thank nicolebarishian
Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

It's beautiful to just walk along the canal. It's a bonus if you get to see the railroad bridge go up and down. It still marvels me how well this works. You can even try to fool the young children to say the train must go up then down.

Thank Tim M
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Always a great place for a walk, run, biking, or fishing. Nothing more relaxing than a stroll near the ocean.

Thank hobozoo
Cape Cod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a train bridge. The CapeFlyer out of Boston to Hyannis during May through September is the best bet for a traffic free reasonable priced ride. Bring your bikes, snacks and spend an overnight or weekend traveling e bike trails. The train has wifi, bike racks and convenient stops all the way down and Buzzards Bay. The bridge lowers... More 

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