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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

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Address: Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA

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Train from Boston

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
JeannieN
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Terri E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Long before I moved to the Cape (1995) I loved driving to this old and significant Cape Cod Canal spot (literally, under the bridge) to sit and watch all the various water traffic pass by right in front of me. It runs the gamut: small craft boaters, ocean going tugs towing large barges, commercial fishing vessels (typically from New Bedford),... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The small park that is associated with this bridge is very quiet and peaceful. You should stop here and take a look at this unique bridge if you are ever in the area. It is a nice break to take.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have seen the bridge for years and years. It is nice and peaceful to park near the bridge and sit along the canal waiting to see if a train comes. Unfortunately for me, I am usually out of site when I hear the train whistle. If you are down the Cape it is worth the stop and there is... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

You've got to see this bridge. Absolutely beautiful. Form follows function but this bridge is very ornate - quite the piece of work. And to see it lower and a train cross - Wow! Easy to get to and free public parking nearby.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We often stop by and look at this part of the Cape Cod Canal. I love to guess where the bridge will be, up or down. The bridge moves as needed. When a big ship goes thru to Boston it is raised. When it is down trains go across it. There are benches to relax on and restrooms. The rail... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a walk on the canal and if you are lucky you can see the railroad bridge come down and a train cross the canal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

My wife and I use the parking lot (free) for the jump off for our weekly walk. Sometimes we do 3 miles and sometimes 4. The roadway is plowed in the winter so it's an year 'round treat. One word of warning. On this end of the canal the winds at times can be formidable. The treats are varied from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

For the Gateway to the Cape,this is a must see and or do. Bourne Massachusetts has this gem of a tourist attraction. Parking is free at the Railroad bridge, bring the kids,bring the dogs. Make sure you bring your walking shoes and camera. If you are lucky to see the bridge in action it is a sight to see,the train... More 

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