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Mystic River Bascule Bridge

U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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Beautiful and interesting

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
JacUlmarra
,
Grafton, Australia
Unique

A very unique bridge over the Mystic River. It is worth hanging out to see it open and close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rogerm213
,
Westbrook, Maine
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fun to watch” (52 reviews)
“boats pass” (18 reviews)
“every hour” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
U.S. Route 1 over Mystic River, Groton - Stonington, Mystic, CT 06355
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1 - 10 of 564 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank JacUlmarra
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is worth the drive into Mystic on any given day. If you happen to be there when it is up, the more the better. The area around this bridge is also worth walking thru, lots of art and food.

Thank DaveL300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While shopping downtown, the bridge went up and it is pretty amazing. Traffic is stopped both ways but everyone stops to watch

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge design is fascinating. We watched it from the street and also from a boat. Really cool to see.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the bridge just in time to see it open up. No matter how many times I've seen it, I am so impressed, enthralled and entertained. Judging by the rest of the crowd, I was not the only one.

Thank Neese39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge opens at 20 minutes to the hour throughout the day to allow boats to pass under. It’s interesting watching the mechanics of the bridge as it opens and shuts.

Thank RichardMeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun to see how this bridge works. Impressive and a very special town that we visited on our New England trip.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Mystic, watching the bridge go up and down and the boats go by. Decades later I still love to watch!

Thank onehappytraveler_10
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