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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

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Address: U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355

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A HISTORIC BRIDGE

This bridge is only one of two still operating in the country. It is interesting to watch this architectural/engineering feature open for boats to pass south to Fisher's Island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Mystic, Connecticut
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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This bridge is only one of two still operating in the country. It is interesting to watch this architectural/engineering feature open for boats to pass south to Fisher's Island Sound and north to Mystic Seaport.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More pleasant to visit in Spring, Summer or Fall. Enjoy shopping or sitting on benches in Park along riverside south of the bridge. Watch it open to let sailboats & yachts pass through on the hour.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting piece of engineering. There is a riverfront walk alongside this bridge which is also nice. The shops and restaurants in downtown Mystic, while primarily pricey, are varied and unique.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest bascule bridges in the country. Adds some additional charm to downtown Mystic. There are no tours, but obviously you can walk across it. Great view of the water while on it.

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Caerwent, Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can you say about a Bascule Bridge? Well periodically it goes up then down. It is pretty cool though and worth checking out if you are in Mystic.

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

There is a small park where you can park your car easily and walk trough the park to (and over) the bridge. There are some nice small shops nearby the bridge itself.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is an unusual and small bridge that is fun to watch when tall ships pass through...I enjoy watching draw bridges open and close but it is not what I consider a must see attraction

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

watch the bridge open and close to let the boats coming up and down the river pass thru. very neat to watch. we get ice cream next to the bridge and stand and watch it open and close. The kids love to watch it. you will also. then go shop in town. a great place. they keep the bridge in... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you enjoy mechanical things or engineering, this is a great little gem. It's pretty fun to stand under the huge concrete counterweights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were here for two days but didn't get to see the bridge working. I guess with the cold weather many of the boats stayed in the harbor. Maybe when we come back this summer.

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