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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

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Address: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA

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An engineering marvel at its time and still going strong.

The best way to view the vertical-lift railroad bridge straddling the Cape Cod Canal as it opens into Buzzard Bay is to take the Shore Road at Bourne and turn into Bells Road... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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White Hall, MD

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White Hall, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best way to view the vertical-lift railroad bridge straddling the Cape Cod Canal as it opens into Buzzard Bay is to take the Shore Road at Bourne and turn into Bells Road. Bells Road will lead you to the Canal Trail's parking lot equipped with clean toilets, drinking water, picnic benches and a great view of the railroad bridge.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hubby & I love seeing this train bridge when we bike up and down Cape Cod Canal. Whatever side you chose to bike, take a moment to appreciate this amazing bridge. Its a REAL treat to be there when its moving down for the train. Truly an incredible piece of engineering from times long ago. Photo ops galore here. And... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ornate iron and steel lift bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal allows railroad trains to cross from the mainland onto Cape Cod. Stand near the end when it is raising and lowering and your hear all sorts of metallic grinding and clanking. A scene from around 1908 or so when the Corps of Engineers built it.

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Thank Donald B
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from the Canal Path. Looks amazing at dusk. You will absolutely end up with a ton of pictures, because it is just so striking, and photographs well. It is fun if you time it right, and get to see the old gal in motion. Iconic, and a must see if in the area.

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Thank Sheryl B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lucked upon this stop as we were just driving by. The history and construction of the bridge is interesting. Great place to ride bikes, take a walk, people watch, or watch boats in the canal.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have passed the Bridge many many times while traveling through Buzzards Bay & new saw the bridge working so we inquired what time of day does the bridge go up & down we were told the best time to see it working was around 6.30pm It's an amazing site to behold a wonderful piece of engineering

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The railroad bridge is very unique and picturesque. I recommend strolling along the bike path 1 1/4 miles to the Bourne Bridge and enjoying the traffic on the canal as well as the wildlife along the way. It's worth a drive to visit the canal!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends road our bikes to Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge. The bridge itself is amazing. There are lots of boaters up and down along the canal. There are also train service that can take you from Boston to Cape Cod. The best part was that there are a lot of people of all ages there either to run, bike,... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the summer their is a train that runs from Boston to the Cape. The view is pretty when you see the trains go through the canal railway bridge. Great for taking pictures, great to watch the train bridge lower for the train to pass over the cape cod canal.

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Thank JeannieN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful area to ride bikes,roller blade, and walk along the canal and watch the trains go over the bridge. Great place for a picnic lunch /dinner. Very clean area with bathrooms.

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