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Nice easy / level walk along the bank with good views of bridges either direction. It was worth... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Discovering The Canal and The villages of Cape Cod

Love this trip, My mom is visiting from Puerto Rico and we have make her visit full of tourism from... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Yamaris G
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80 Main St, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532-3221
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Nice easy / level walk along the bank with good views of bridges either direction. It was worth coming for a look.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 17 October 2018

As you drive over the Bourne Bridge to Cape Cod if you look to your right you will see the Canal Railroad Bridge. Sailing on the boat from Onset in the Spring through Fall you go under the bridge as you sail along the Cape...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roam824244
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the railway bridge with the intent of enjoying a walk along the Cape Cod Canal) also locally known in tabloid fishing reports as the Big Ditch). We were fortunate to be there to witness first hand lowering and raising of the Cape Cod Canal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 301bobc
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love this trip, My mom is visiting from Puerto Rico and we have make her visit full of tourism from Cape Cod. So far she’s in love with this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yamaris G
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Vacationing at the Cape. Needed a moment away from map reading and traffic, so landed at the Cape Cod Railway Bridge. Amazed at how many people were just sitting enjoying the canal and the day. Everyone seems to be hoping to see the bridge in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JoyceVanPelt
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This is definitely an engineering marvel you don’t want to miss. I wish I knew how to find out when it was going to lower, as I would love to see it!

Date of experience: May 2018
24  Thank Salamandy24
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

Date of experience: September 2017
3  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"

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lynda B
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cynthia L
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15 April 2018|
Response from Crystal R |
Approx 7 miles (11km)
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.