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Cape Cod Canal Railway Bridge

80 Main Street, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532
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Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal

Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal can be obtained here. If you are fortunate enough to have the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Linda G
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An iconic view from nearly anywhere along the Bourne or Buzzards Bay waterfront. Play a game with... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
neilbW2536XR
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“cape cod” (9 reviews)
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80 Main Street, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal can be obtained here. If you are fortunate enough to have the time to stick around to see the bridge actually go up and down for the train, it is interesting to see. The area is large and...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

An iconic view from nearly anywhere along the Bourne or Buzzards Bay waterfront. Play a game with the kids - "bridge is up/down"

Thank neilbW2536XR
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Hubby and I went for a ride and ended up getting ice cream (hot fudge sundae) and then taking it down to the railroad bridge on the canal to enjoy- what a great visit. We saw many barges go by and even the canal cruise...More

Thank lbene351
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Railroad bridge that spans the Cape Cod Canal is the second longest lift bridge in the United States (it was THE longest when it was built in 1933) Watching it go down and the train cross and go back up again fascinates both visitors...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were in the visitors center when my 10 year old heard the sound of the crossing gate signal. He loves trains! We ran down the way to watch the train pass through the lift bridge. It was fun to watch. We were lucky to...More

Thank Agb2007
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Best time to be at the canal train bridge is 7:30 PM. The bridge will go down and the train will go over to drop the people off in Buzzards Bay. The kids and adults will enjoy it. The dinner train will follow shortly after....More

Thank JoAnn089
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This fun to see when the bridge is operation. You can see it from the buzzards bay side or the opposite side by the canal path.

Thank david d
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a huge engineering marvel that can be experienced several times each day. A whistle sounds before the bridge is lowered, allowing a train to cross. Little known fact: ships must stop to allow the train to cross. The train has right of way.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

You can walk the canal ,ike or roller skate. Watch the boats coming in and out. Beautiful sunsets, walk your dog, fish. picnic maybe see the bridge go down when the train comes. Great place is see also small aquarium to check out.

Thank dotdotgriffin
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Perfect setting for a great day for a walk or bike ride. 7 miles up and 7 miles back is just enough for the new biker or older one. Many places to stop and rest. Views are beautiful. Perfect place to be with friends family

Thank twmtl2014
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MeanMama
10 June 2016|
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Response from SimplySuzy | Reviewed this property |
Great question. The lowers a few times a day for train passage - often for the trash train in the morning and evening. Keep your eyes peeled for the Cape Flyer schedule as those are guaranteed times the bridge will lower.
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