Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, Prospect

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Must see · Bridge · Observation Deck
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a 2,120 feet (646 m) long cable-stayed bridge that carries US 1/SR 3 over the Penobscot River. It connects Verona Island to Prospect, in the U.S. state of Maine. It replaced the Waldo–Hancock Bridge, built in 1931.

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  • The only bridge of its type to allow people up in the top. A fast, easy elevator ride, and a great view from the top of the suspension tower. Nothing scary about it, but fascinating.  more »
  • There was staff to direct where to go, etc. Several good posters and signs at the bottom and top, to help identify landmarks. The view is really good, but obviously better on a clear day. I think.....  more »
  • The views from the observatory are just spectacular. The Atlantic Ocean on one side, the Maine mountains on the other; nothing can compare. The icing on the cake is the location right next door to venerable Fort Knox. You can buy a ticket for both and certainly should. The Fort is a part of Maine and US history dating back more than 200 years. This is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
  • Really amazing place to visit! You have to purchase admission to the fort and the bridge at the gate when you drive in. They have an elevator all the way up to the top. If you have trouble with heights I do not recommend going up. The views are amazing and they have plaques with information about the area.

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