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its a bridge

right downtown we werent lucky enough to see it lift quiet time for boats in October. maybe... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Bennett1024
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
A good draw (get it?)

While taking a walking tour, we were fortunate to be able to see the drawbridge in action. A small... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
HokieHoo
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Hampton, VA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We used this bridge almost daily to enter the ocean or return to Eel Pond after a day of sailing. It allows a safe harbor for boats in Eel pond as well as safe and orderly entry into the ocean. It is quite an attraction...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elise R
Reviewed November 12, 2018

right downtown we werent lucky enough to see it lift quiet time for boats in October. maybe next trip

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bennett1024
Reviewed October 24, 2018

While taking a walking tour, we were fortunate to be able to see the drawbridge in action. A small boat was going through. Not much room under the draw so it is opened several times a day for small craft as well as larger vessels.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HokieHoo
Reviewed October 4, 2018

You get stopped along the main road in or out but this bridge but it's quick and fun to watch while boats glide by. Be patient and enjoy!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

What a fun thing to see... one of the last manually opened drawbridges left. Great day in Woods Hole!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chrissyb622
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a very small drawbridge and the gates are manually opened and closed! Fun to watch and this passage is very narrow - our 20 foot wide Cat would never have made it through. Draw and Swing bridges are pretty interesting and you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FellowTraveler730578
Reviewed August 22, 2018

There is a relatively small drawbridge in Woods Hole along the main road, which crosses a narrow waterway from the open ocean into a salt water pond. There are a number of boats anchored here, with a few going out towards the ocean or returning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thaward
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The drawbridge opens to allow boats to enter the pond, but it does not open at set times (I don't think so at least), so catching it can be tricky.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We were eating in the restaurant one the one side of it (food was lackluster and the restaurant was cold and breezy) so much for hot soup to warm up. We watched the bridge go up and the boats pass through and it sure did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hlhajh
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We saw the drawbridge in action by accident while shopping in Woods Hole. It’s kind of cool to see it in action, but unless you’re fascinated by these kinds of things I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it. Still, it’s not something...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christina K
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Doug W
October 3, 2018|
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Response from thaward | Reviewed this property |
The Main Street through Woods Hole is small and quaint, and you will pass over this narrow bridge as you travel along this route. So you cannot miss it! Enjoy your trip and adventure! I hope this info helps!
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