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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Windham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautifully engineered and designed. Great views from tower. Right next to Fort Knox. Not to be missed

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We definitely recommend visiting the bridge and observatory- the views are amazing, the prices are reasonable, there's no time limit, there's an elevator, and a lot of photo ops! It's really neat to go up so high and look at everything- it's a great idea to bring binoculars! We couldn't stop looking along the shoreline of the Narrows, and down... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were driving from Bar Harbor to Portland sticking to the coast. All of a sudden we went over this great bridge so stopped to take a view and then noticed that the bridge was open to the public and had an observatory at the top. Once you get up there the views are amazing and it's such a unique... More 

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West Lafayette
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We’d never heard of this, but stopped on the recommendation of our innkeeper in Camden. Many people pulled off for the scenic view prior to the bridge, but most seemed unsure (as we were) how to get to the observation tower, said to be tallest public bridge observatory in the world. We also could not tell what admission prices were.... More 

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A great and unusual bridge with an observatory way up in the sky. Paid just $4 each for us old 'uns and $7 for our son which was pretty good value as it included the nearby Fort Knox where we could have spent another hour but, sadly, we didn't have the time. My wife doesn't much like heights so was... More 

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