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Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Prospect
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Observation Decks/ Towers
Traveler Description: Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world and the only in the Western Hemisphere.  It is one of... more »
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is a must see. 447 feet tall. Very smooth ride in the elevator. You will be trilled with the great views. Definitely to see in combination with Fort Knox. My kids loved it. It was constructed in 2007 so is fairly a new attraction.

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Garland, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Fantastic view! This was our third trip to the observatory and it is still worth the admission. On a clear day you can see.....The view down the river and then the view of Bucksport is wonderful. We could even see into Acadia Park.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As the largest cable bridge in Maine, this has the extra feature of having the highest bridge observatory around. Access is by an elevator, followed by stairs to the top of three floors (a wheelchair lift is available) to provide you with views of the region. Quite a unique experience.

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Fort Worth, TX
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186 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take the fastest elevator in Maine up 42 stories to the only bridge observatory in the entire Western Hemisphere. We were lucky and visited on a day with full sun and you could see 40 miles in all directions. Great views of the river, of rolling green mountains, of the waterfront town of Bucksport and of Fort Knox. We had... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

For a guy that does not like heights I still HAD to journey up into the observatory and have a look. It is is the only bridge observatory in the United States, and only one of four bridge observatories in the world. I think also they said it was the only one in the Western hemisphere. The view was incredible,... More

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maine
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

You can see for miles. A quick elevator ride brings you to the top of one of the tallest bridge observatories on the East coast. Nice views of the mouth of the Penobscot River and surrounding area. Handicap accessible. Ticket also gets you into Fort Knox.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The views of the surrounding areas are great. The engineering is amazing. Definitely a treasure that should be experienced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The observation deck on the west side provides a 360degree view of the belfast area and far beyond; bring binoculars for full enjoyment

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Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory were a pleasant surprise on our drive to Bar Harbor. We entered the facility grounds that include Fort Knox. An elevator takes to to the first level in 50 seconds. Then, there are two flights of stairs to take you to the ultimate observatory. I'm terrified of heights, but managed to take some wonderful... More

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

You have to visit this site on a beautiful clear day- 360 degree view is incredible! To preface this I am not a fan of heights, but this is worth the rise in blood pressure. This is only one of 5 bridges like this in the world and you have to go to Japan or the Czech Republic for the... More

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