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“Drove over the Swing Bridge”

East Haddam Swing Bridge
Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in East Haddam
Certificate of Excellence
nj
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Drove over the Swing Bridge”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Simple and quite long authentic Swing Bridge that you can drive over. It goes over the Connecticut River, and is recommended if you are not taking the Ferry. This is a way you can get from the west to drive over the CT River to the William Gillette Castle!

Beautiful scenery and homes on the way over. Enjoyable.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Connecticut
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Grab a picnic table seat and wait for the bridge to open”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is summertime at its best... we live in the area and stop off for something to eat/drink and bring it down by the River behind the Goodspeed Opera House where there are picnic tables and a huge parking lot. Especially on the weekends, there is much river traffic, watching the beautiful boats pass by, and hopefully being there when the sirens blow, the traffic stops, and one-half of the Swing Bridge opens up... and the waiting sailboat or tug boat makes its way up/down the river. The traffic gets backed up, but the bridge is never open for more than say 10 minutes, so the wait it short, and then you are on your way. A lovely scene.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Jasmine8CT
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East Hampton, CT
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun to travel over”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Fun to travel over and the kids love it. The only drawback is
summertime boat traffic, you have to wait until the boats pass
under the bridge. Other than that the view from the bridge
is beautiful, we have seen Eagles flying overhead, also
hawks. There is a cute store to shop in right after the bridge,
and Dunkin Donuts close by also.

Visited July 2013
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Thank quiltspinner
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Winslow, Maine
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235 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice little town”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We went to see the bridge around 9:20 am. Most shops were still closed. We sat right near the bridge and watched as two boats went thru. It raised at 9:40. Every 40 minutes past the hour. Great town, very beautiful. The bridge is so quiet, it surprised us. Make sure to check it out.

Visited July 2013
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Thank TELLITLIKEITIS04901
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Newington, Connecticut
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98 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Whats the big deal”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

It is just a bridge. It is a little awe inspiring, but truely it is a bridge. I liked the metalwork it looks amazing. That is the only thing I like. It was to me boring. So go over it to a worthwhile place.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank JohnX269
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