White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts, USA


The Sagamore Bridge is one of two bridges constructed in the 1930's by the Army Corps of Engineers to connect Cape Cod to the continental land mass of Massachusetts.  It's companion, the Bourne Bridge, won an award of merit as the "most beautiful  steel bridge" in 1934.  Who would have guessed?  These total eight lanes of traffic are the only way on and off the Cape (except for the secret tunnel). 



 
In addition to reducing a ship's journey by about 160 miles and avoiding the treacherous ocean waters east of Cape Cod, the 17 mile long canal offers a paved bike/skate/walking trail for public enjoyment.

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