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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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interesting design of the bridge

Quite an interesting bridge. the gears that are used to raise the bridge were unique looking. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nkimperial
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Franklin, North Carolina
Town Center

Stayed at the Whaler right next door. We stopped got the history of the Bridge and watched it open... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jfotogiz1
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite an interesting bridge. the gears that are used to raise the bridge were unique looking. It was raised when we were there to allow a ship to pass.

Thank nkimperial
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at the Whaler right next door. We stopped got the history of the Bridge and watched it open a couple of different times.

Thank Jfotogiz1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little drawbridge which you have to cross if you are trying to enjoy the town of Mystic. Love the bells as the bridge goes up and down.

Thank CapKirk007
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good God. Always opening up and backing up traffic. Ugly and find out the schedule or you'll be another motorist or pedestrian steaming like clams in the hest or frozen in place during the 9 months if Connecticut winter.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just kept walking back and forth across this bridge and took lots of pictures from the bridge and upstream and downstream. Its right in the center of town

Thank RoverPhiladelphia_PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting bridge design. The counterweights were HUGE. Definitely worth timing to see the bridge raised and lowered if in Mystic

Thank Todd K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the bridge, but were disappointed in the lack of info on site explaining the engineering. When the bridge opens it also backs up traffic on Main Street for 15 minutes whenever it opens, typically 20 minutes before the hour. This can be quite...More

Thank JSJNY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fascinating bridge evoking the old world charm that is Mystic Connecticut. Loved to see it in action a few times during our visit. You don't see this often and its a highlight in the lovey town that is worth a day trip if...More

Thank AndrewBeach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Mystic, we got to see the bridge lift for a passing boat. It is something to see, and is something I don't see where I'm from. I'm sure for those in town, it is routine, but I liked seeing it and was a...More

Thank kguzzetta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Mystic for a week, we became very familiar with this bridge. One should walk across and see the gears, counter weight and bridge tenders house. Walking to the water side on the boardwalk it’s a great view. We arrived in time to see...More

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