November 5, 2014

The Bascule Bridge of Mystic, CT (+Mystic Pizza)

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For us, a point of interest and intrigue in Mystic, Connecticut was 
the bascule bridge that stretches across the Mystic River,
joining the two sides of Mystic.

It was so impressive to watch! "Bascule" is the French word for see-saw.
This drawbridge, built in 1922, has 2 counterweights made of concrete, weighing 285 tons each!


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This photo gives you a good idea of the enormous size of these weights
in contrast to the size of the people passing under them.

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Bonus:
When I've mentioned that we've vacationed in Mystic, CT,
I've been asked several times if there really is a "Mystic Pizza"
from the 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts. Yep, there sure is!

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Other blog posts from our Connecticut vacation:


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