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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Historic seaport town.

Mystic itself is a great little New England town to stroll around in. The bridge is right in down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fishersgirl
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USA
Pleasant walk

It’s alwz good place for a pleasant walk feeling the cool breeze and the seaport. Have good stalls... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vasu87
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Groton, Connecticut
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fun to watch” (52 reviews)
“boats pass” (18 reviews)
“every hour” (25 reviews)
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U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mystic itself is a great little New England town to stroll around in. The bridge is right in down town and is a great old bridge. Beware of summer traffic in general, which gets particularly bad when the bridge opens to allow boats through!

Thank fishersgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s alwz good place for a pleasant walk feeling the cool breeze and the seaport. Have good stalls for kids.

Thank vasu87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fun if you're on the road in the summertime waiting for it to go back down, but boy is it fun if you're on the boardwalk with ice cream cone in hand. Great for the kids too. I've been over this on a car,...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This scenic CT town is a great place to spend a day or an overnight along the Mystic River. Quaint shops in classic New England river town not far from the Mystic Acquarium and Mystic Village.

Thank pjmalia
Reviewed 8 January 2018

If you cross the bridge, toward the toy shop, there's seating right next to the toy shop along the river. It's the perfect seat to watch!!! We usually get treats from Mystic Sweets & Ice Cream Shoppe.

Thank cccarle
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We stayed near this drawbridge, and got to see it open twice. It's quite fascinating, and worth hanging around to see if it will open while you are there. This bridge does have walking paths along the side, so it's easy to cross the river...More

Thank cfertenb
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Summer months the bridge goes up 40 past each hour. Take a ride on the Argia sail boat or seaport steam boat for a on the river view.

Thank David G
Reviewed 16 November 2017

It was lovely watching the drawbridge in action, and such a lovely place for it to be. Very beautiful

Thank JacUlmarra
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A very unique bridge over the Mystic River. It is worth hanging out to see it open and close. There are not many bridges of this type still in use.

Thank Rogerm213
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky to see the drawbridge in action. Loved watching the sail boat pass. It never grows old for me.

Thank florinda r
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