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Penobscot Narrows Bridge

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Address: Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
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+1 207-469-6553

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What a view - if only it hadn't been foggy

Even with the overcast, the view was still amazing. Great view of Fort Knox, the river and estuary. Can only imagine how much better it would have been on a clear day. Well worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew M
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with the overcast, the view was still amazing. Great view of Fort Knox, the river and estuary. Can only imagine how much better it would have been on a clear day. Well worth a stop if you're driving between Bar Harbor and the lower coast.

Thank Andrew M
Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not everyone needs to go all the way to the top for a great view. However it is amazing. It is only open certain hours so make sure you view the web site first. Really miss the chance if you are visiting the area!!

Thank Lo3rn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Stoopped here on advice of guide books and person at Maine info center.It was worth the stop.Went to the top of worldès tallest observatory bridge 422 ft..Elevator gets you to top in under a minute and then you have a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.Some great pics and cheap at around $10.oo

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It's worth it to stop along and head up to the top of the bridge's viewing tower to take a gander at the Penobscot River. It is a great place to get panoramic views of Maine's wonderful fall foliage.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I had no idea there was such a cool place along Route 1 until I happened to see it on Google Maps. The views from the top of the observatory are spectacular - 400 feet above the surrounding countryside. The bridge itself is an engineering marvel if you're in to that sort of thing (I am). Don't miss it!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The observatory is 15' taller than the Empire State Building. There is an elevator which takes visitors to the top, then a short flight of stairs. There is even a handicapped access which will accommodate a wheelchair. The view is amazing, the construction of this bridge and observation tower a major feat, and one can see over the valley and... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went over this bridge on our way to Bar Harbor and decided to stop on our way back thru.  After a quick history/explanation on the construction from the staff, the elevator whisked us up to see the views were beautiful from the top.  Since we were there, we decided to take a few minutes to go to Fort Knox... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped on our trip up the coast. This was coupled with Fort Knox, and we spent about an hour or so seeing both. The ride up to the observatory was quick and the view was awesome. We also enjoyed Fort Knox. If traveling, this is a fun way to stretch your legs and see something special at the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stopped on way down the coast from Bar Harbor @ suggestion of our innkeeper - so glad we did. This is a "must see" if you're in the area. This is the tallest bridge observatory in the world - the views are amazing. The docents are very good and the educational aspect is brief, but well covered. Fort Knox Historical... More 

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Winterport, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a great view, especially in the fall. If you are anywhere in the area, you must visit. It has stunning vistas.

Thank Tom S

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