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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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quaint bridge separating each side of town.

A most friendly town,separated and yet held together by this small yer functional bridge.On one side,shops and stores of many kinds.On the other,a promanade along the Mighty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A most friendly town,separated and yet held together by this small yer functional bridge.On one side,shops and stores of many kinds.On the other,a promanade along the Mighty Mystic River Of Van Morrison and Clint Eastwood fame.

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Mystic
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique experience for all ages. When it opens hourly a parade of all types of vessels pass through. At the same time it ties up traffic on either side. Locals accept it as a way of life. It draws crowds at each opening. A memorable experience for those who have never seem it.

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Thank James Mr B
Ardsley, New York
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in Mystic...you MUST stroll over the bridge just to marvel at the simplicity of the design...and how it has stood the test of time.

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Thank Nooproblem
New York
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, I loved downtown Mystic, Connecticut. It is beautiful, clean and very quaint with a multitude of shops and restaurants. However the shops close at 6pm, even on a weekend, which I found disappointing. And the much hyped bridge is in reality very small and to say the least very underwhelming.

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Thank DutchQueen
Middletown
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting bridge. We did not see it open. But will visit again to see that. The shops in the area were great and we ate at Mystic Pizza. It was nice to watch the movie again.

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Thank mascaro_peter
Seaside, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Thank JadeMartini1010
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 16 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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Thank Cristian M
Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 25 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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