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Woods Hole Drawbridge

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Address: 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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The boats must get through!

We have been to Woods Hole countless times but have never seen the drawbridge go up until our most recent visit. It was great to watch the road go up and the sailboat go through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
toby5229
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Woods Hole countless times but have never seen the drawbridge go up until our most recent visit. It was great to watch the road go up and the sailboat go through. All traffic is stopped including pedestrian traffic so it makes it fun for everyone.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice photo op as the bridge goes up to let the boats go by... I like looking at the water level as there is a yellow "measuring tape" on the sea wall .

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Thank bethannez
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While waiting for the bridge to lower we were pleasantly entertained by a dance and song routine performed by community center kids. People rushed to take photos and videos. We also watched awesome sailboats with big mass pass thru. It was quite interesting and gorgeous skies.

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Thank Marsha L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How often do you get to see a real drawbridge in operation? During the season the bridge opens on the half-hour, IF a boat needs to use it. There's no guarantee you can go down at any particular time and see it in use, but if you happen to be there when it opens it is fun to watch.

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Thank Jeffrey D
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around Woods Hole, we were pleasantly surprised at the workings of drawbridge. It was methodically raised and lowered by a most gracious professional. After the bridge was returned to its normal state, the attendant graciously answered each and every one of our "touristy" question. We had a blast and felt so knowledgeable upon leaving.

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Thank BFree4
central ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fun place to hang and people watch from any vantage point a great place to watch ships too. fun to see it go up and down

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Thank plott
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We didn't even realize this was a drawbridge, it blended in seamlessly with the street. The wait time for the boats to pass under was very quick.

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Thank Valarie B
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

You're walking along, sightseeing in Woods Hole where there's really not much to see other than the harbour where one catches the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Suddenly an apparition materializes before your very eyes. A boom gate drops .... and the road in front of you begins to rise vertically into the air. You and everyone else with a camera... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We walked over this bridge going one way and didn't even know it. Then on our return the bridgewas coming up. It was quite a novel experience.

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Thank aluckart
Teaticket, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This bridge used to hum when the cars went over it. They redid it in cement and now no more hum. Great place to see sailboats transit in and out a few feet away. Get out of the way of the bridge tender or he will tell you very nicely where you can stand or NOT

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