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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 Great Study of Bridge Engineering

You don't see draw bridges like this every day. A wonderful place to stand and watch the boat traffic.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Seaside, California
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Seaside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't see draw bridges like this every day. A wonderful place to stand and watch the boat traffic.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to come up a little draw-bridge in the downtown of this quaint New England town. Can get a nice view of it from the S&P Oyster restaurant. Nice area to spend a few hours walking and checking out the shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Beautiful scenery. An amazing place to venture to. I definitely recommend finding a parking spot to walk this entire area.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Live in Mystic, and love the bridge, truly unique and historical. This bridge divides Mystic which actually is 2 towns, Groton on the West and Stonington on the East. In the summer, the river is busy with boating traffic going to and from the Seaport, north of the Bridge. Only very low boats can get under the bridge without the... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Located in old town Mystic near Mystic Pizza. Built in the 20s. Worth checking out if you are visiting town.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 11 January 2017 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 January 2017

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 28 December 2016 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 20 December 2016

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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