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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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Interesting views and Fort included!

For $7 you can ride in the fastest elevator in this hemisphere (so they said) and go to the top of the bridge. Sights are cool and you can see really far on a clear day. Then walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

For $7 you can ride in the fastest elevator in this hemisphere (so they said) and go to the top of the bridge. Sights are cool and you can see really far on a clear day. Then walk over to Fort Knox and explore inside. Also pack a picnic because the places there are nice. Worth a stop if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Finally checked this out, definitely worth the stop to see the unique view and see the historical Fort Knox. They have a lot of neat events as well.

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Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Traveling on rt 1 and 3 from Rockland to Acadia on a clear day was well worth it. Duane, who greeted us at the elevator up 420 ft, is loaded with great info and stories about the area so be sure to ask questions. Don't miss walking Fort Knox too

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Grafton, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The observation tower in the bridge is the only one of its kind in the United States, and the tallest in the world. The view itself is nothing really spectacular, but it is most certainly worth the stop if one is passing through. The ticket price was reasonable, and the area was easy to navigate. I was lucky to be... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were amazed at the pictures and explanation of the construction process of the bridge. Lots of neat old photographs. The elevator ride to the top was quick and the views were spectacular on the clear day we were there. You may want to bring along a light jacket in September if you go to the top on the elevator.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped on our way through in our mighty US style RV (35 feet long, woo hoo, Big Ben this is Rubber Duck...) and thought it was pretty cool. The views from the top are amazing and the kids thought it was great. Go in the Fall (we were early October) as the colours (colors!) are just stunning. Beautiful. Can't... More 

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Kosciusko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Ellsworth and Lubec. The bridge is a sight that is great for pictures, you can get a ticket for both the observatory and the fort and this is the best value. We didn't have time to tour Fort Knox, but the trip up to the Observatory is great for picture taking and sight... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We found this observation bridge while still looking for things to do and places to visit on Google in the UK. It is next to Fort Knox and as you get to the car park kiosk you given the choice of if you want to visit the observation bridge, Fort Knox or both. We chose and paid for both. You... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I went to New England to see the foliage and were driving from New Hampshire to Maine and passed by the Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory. This is part of a bridge built over the Penobscot River that has two large supporting columns holding up the bridge and in one of the columns is an elevator... More 

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Unparalleled views of the Penobscot river. A beautiful bridge with interesting history. Certainly worth the stop if you happen to be traveling the lovely Maine coast line.

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