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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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Marlow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Carrying Route 1 across its namesake river, the Penobscott Narrows Bridge is heavily reminiscent of the Washington Monument (by design, as the informative exhibition inside will tell you). Its beautiful construction manages to stand out from the surrounding hills without appearing out of place. Inside, the welcoming National Park staff will direct you to the lift to the top of... More

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Bedford, England
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188 attraction reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a great stop off on the way to Bar Harbor / Acadia Park. Situated on Routes 1 & 3 just outside Bucksport, it connects Verona Island to Prospect and is a magnificent sight. Their are 2 attractions here, the Observatory and Fort Knox. You can pay just for the Fort or for both at $7 for out of... More

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Oakville, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing structure and story of how it came together in a short time frame. View is great. Higher price for non-Maine residents is a little annoying - I am already spending a lot of money in your state, treat me with some respect don't charge me a premium! I am glad I did it but will not do it on... More

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Forked River NJ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

On a clear day, you can see for miles! All the way to Acadia National Park. The observatory and fort was a great stop on our way home from Bar Harbor. For a nominal state park fee, you can visit both the observatory and the Fort. This was a spectacular experience as long as you are not afraid of heights.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is just an American beauty . Not just a common bridge. It has a observation viewing space in on of the towers on this suspension bridge. Cool view and the next town it connects to is a great place to visit . Bucksport Maine. Great little town. Right across from ft. Knox.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The bridge itself is really stunning. It's a cool design and the story of its completion is quite interesting. The observatory, while not the most spectacular view I've ever seen, is worth the trip. Fortunately, we were there on a clear day. I think I would have been disappointed otherwise. It's worth a 30 minute rest stop if you happen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was on a trip visiting relatives in the Greater Bangor Area and wanted to do some things without going too far out of the way. We decided to go to Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge because its about a 30 minute drive from Bangor. The bridge is an impressive thing to see and is structurally imposing when... More

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Moncton, NB
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We unexpectedly got to this bridge driving along route ! in Maine. What a beautiful piece or architecture. It is very stunning which is the top part of one of the towering pilar.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

At the recommendation of a friend, we stopped here on the way to Acadia National Park. Unfortunately we were running late and made it just in time for the observatory, but we didn't have enough time to do it and the fort. The view was very good, although we had a cloudy, somewhat hazy day so we couldn't see all... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Traveling through Maine on motorcycles, we were heading towards the bridge snd decided to stop and go to the observatory. It was amazing! Walking down to it you can see the old bridge piers in the water and they've turned the area by the road into a little picnic area. They also have a miniature section of the new bridge... More

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