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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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From the Crow's Nest

If you're interested in a bird's eye view of the Penobscot River in the Bucksport area, check out this cable-stayed bridge and the observation deck high up (420 feet high up!) in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in a bird's eye view of the Penobscot River in the Bucksport area, check out this cable-stayed bridge and the observation deck high up (420 feet high up!) in the "crow's nest", an engineer's delight. Although not an engineer, reading about the construction project is time well spent. One of only four bridge observatories worldwide, it has... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Observation area atop the bridge is Spectacular. However I must share my experience so others with similar apprehensions can decide to experience this or just enjoy from the ground. The elevator ride is quick and smooth, it accomodates about eight people. BUT once the doors open the sensory input of just how high up you are hits fast. When... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As we were driving coastal US 1, and we approached the bridge, we noticed an observation deck. A completely unplanned adventure was underway! We paid the admission to the state park ($7 per person out of state resident) and went up the elevator 42 stories to get magnificent views of the Penobscot River and the surrounding area. Very Cool!

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Port Clyde, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We travel to Maine every year, but this is the first time I had been to Bar Harbor. To get there, you have to drive over a beautiful bridge. On our way back hours later, we stopped to at the tallest Bridge Observatory in the world. It was amazing! If you like sights, it is well worth it. We will... More 

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice view of Bucksport. Staff was very friendly and informative. Get their before 5:20, that's the last elevator to the top.

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Rowland Heights, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited the Bridge along with Fort Knox, which both were very enjoyable. The parking is easy and the entrance fee is very reasonable (and goes to support state historical sites). The elevator ride to the top was definitely a neat experience for young children. Once on top, the view is just incredible. We were lucky to ascend on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped to see the Bridge Observatory after driving across the bridge in a large motorhome. ...yikes. The views from the tower were fantastic. After going up in the tower we also spent an enjoyable hour walking around Fort Knox which is part of the property. Nice stop to stretch your legs on the way to Acadia National Park.

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Searsport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a new bridge that is very beautiful and an easy drive to Verona Island. Stop and go up in the elevator to get a beautiful sight of surrounding property. Can get good view of a nearby fort.

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Hampden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The heights may make you dizzy, but the view will truly take your breath away. They post maps in each direction, pointing out what you could see on a clear day. If you get the chance, see it in the summer, but also when the autumn leaves peak. Cloudy/foggy days are not reccommended.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wow, what a view. Employees were very knowledgably and helpful. Very clean and family friendly. Wheel chair accessible if needed. Great place to spend time with the family.

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Address: Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
Phone Number: 1-207-469-6553
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Prospect

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