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Penobscot Narrows Bridge

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Address: Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
Phone Number: 1-207-469-6553
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What a view!!!

Set out on a trip to see some sites in Acadia and DownEast area of Maine. Wanted to stop and go to the observation tower at the top of the bridge. Wow... what a view.... To one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Set out on a trip to see some sites in Acadia and DownEast area of Maine. Wanted to stop and go to the observation tower at the top of the bridge. Wow... what a view.... To one side the town of Bucksport... to the other the greater Acadia area and the Atlantic... It is a gem of an attraction with... More 

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Healy, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory is right on the way driving north to Acadia National Park, and is really worth a 30 minute stop, or much longer if you have time to see the nearby historic fort. There is a minimal fee because this is a State Park. You ride an elevator up to the top of the bridge column... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Only 108 feet shorter than the Washington Monument and NO lines. A beautiful unobstructed 360 degree view of the Penobscot River and surrounding Maine. This is the tallest bridge observatory in the world. Beautifully peaceful and the adjacent Fort Knox is the gateway to the tower.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This a great little stop or side trip if you're in the area. You can see for miles on a clear day - 70-ish miles to saddleback on one side. The views are incredible. A few in our party were afraid of heights, and it didn't cause any problems for us. It's a quick elevator ride with comfortable temperatures. We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Buy admission at the front gate to Fort Knox and the bridge. Try to park as close to the bridge doorway as possible so you don't have to walk down the hill. Quick ride on the elevator to the top to the observatory. If you can, drive by the bridge at night. It looks good all lit up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was amazing! Our almost 4 year old thought this was great, as did we! What a view! Explore both the fort and the observatory - it was even open on Sunday 9-6 pm-beautiful bridge! Would love to see it at night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very interesting experience at extremely unusual and attractive, modern bridge. Interior elevator takes you up approx. 400 feet, and you don't feel a thing! Views of Penobscot narrows, bay, and the town of Bucksport are remarkable.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a suspended bridge with cables that attach to two towers. In one of the towers, on the side of the River going North on Rt. 1, is an elevator that goes up 447 feet (the Washington Monument's elevator goes up 525 feet) and it only takes seconds to reach the observatory top section and your ears DON'T pop.... More 

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Dover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Driving Route 1 Spouth and this beautiful bridge appears out of nowhere. The thin one lane in each direction adds to the experience as does the majestic view of the river and Fort Knox. Would have loved to take the observatory to the top, but was short on to!e.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are going along US 1, stop at a vista point to the East of the bridge. Get out of the car, and look at the Bridge. What a marvel it is! And if you are before 6 PM, consider going to the observatory at the top of the bridge's tower and to the near-by fort Knox (no, not... More 

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