Woods Hole Drawbridge
Woods Hole Drawbridge
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kae213
Woods Hole, MA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
I have spent summers here since 1965 and have always enjoyed the drawbridge. I now live here. In the past, as a pedestrian or bike rider, you could help the bridge tender by opening/closing the gates. That seems to be frowned on more recently; this made up for by the bridge tender's love of dogs.
I was here in 2009 when the old bridge was removed and a new one put in. A pedestrian walkway was maintained through the construction.
The traffic light at the bridge is the only one in Woods Hole and the bridge opens on the hour and half hour if there are boats wanting to enter or exit Eel Pond.
Written May 28, 2020
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KDG2098
Lunenburg MA141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The day we were in Woods hole, the drawbridge was not manned, and thus could not see it in operation or tour the office area. It is a small bridge, which definitely needs to open for any kind of sailboat. Nice to see, but do not plan your trip around seeing this.
Written October 19, 2020
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MJ L
Beijing, China83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Figuring out what those graffiti arts mean under the drawbridge makes you different from regular tourists. It has a strong nerdy influence from it's marine biology history. The evidence is the 4th of July Parade in this little downtown. Enjoy!
Written July 9, 2019
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MJ L
Beijing, China83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
My grandpa once said 'only drawbridge is the real bridge.' This small drawbridge reminds me my grandpa. Every time I stopped my car or paused my jogging, you look into the scenary bay for the boat that stops the traffic, you carried out conversation with the people who stuck with you, you know a little more about the people and you always learn new things about Cape Cod. This drawbridge is the heart of the culture. When the bridge is open, it goes into a small town of MBL academics. Small museums and shops are simply more attractive than tourist-polluted Falmouth main street. The sunshine and the Stoney Beach are simply more soothing than other Cape Cod towns.
Written July 1, 2015
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RIPaula
Warwick, RI12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
Just makes me feel good that this quaint little drawbridge exists. A treasure in the modern world. If you can, have a meal at the Fishmongers Cafe and hope to catch the bridge being raised.
Written April 8, 2013
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tpmtfd
Falmouth, MA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
Everybody loves to watch the Eel Pond Bridge open for boats to pass by. Opens every 30 minutes during the summer.
Written March 10, 2013
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY7,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
We arrived in Woods Hole and were lucky enough to see the drawbridge go up. I would not call this a tourist attraction but it was very nice to see.
Written August 14, 2015
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Yolanda C
Columbus, OH216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
The kids enjoyed seeing this and honestly so did I. The draw bridge rises often but it's not for long and worth seeing several times!
Written July 27, 2013
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Paris0813
Schellsburg, PA263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
Hard for me to count this as an attraction, but my wife and grand son were mesmerized by the draw bridge. We ate at the Fish Mongers restaurant next to the bridge. We sat at the corner of the restaurant where we could see the bridge. every time the bridge went up so did my wife and grand son. Amazing!
Written June 26, 2013
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Matthew F
Boston, MA283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
My wife and I recently cruised from Boston to Woods Hole (specifically Eel Pond) and it requires going through the draw bridge. Although the bridge opens only on the half hour and with advance radio hail, the bridge operators have always been responsive and professional.
Written October 21, 2013
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