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Penobscot Narrows Bridge

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Address: Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
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Beautiful Views

I highly recommend a trip to the observatory at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. You can see for miles on a clear day, and watch the boats going up and down the Penobscot River. It's... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I highly recommend a trip to the observatory at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. You can see for miles on a clear day, and watch the boats going up and down the Penobscot River. It's a small room, so it would be difficult for large groups to go up together, and would not be recommended for people who are afraid of... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can buy a combination ticket to go to the top of this observatory and Fort Knox, which is right next door. For the observatory, there is a nice parking lot and rest rooms available. You take the elevator up and there are 2 floors of viewing. We stayed about 20 minutes.. you can stay as long or as short... More 

Thank Linda O
Flagler Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge ia awesome to see and drive over, but the real treat is ascending the elevator to the top of the observation tower. The Observatory is the first bridge observation tower in the U.S. as well as being the tallest in the world.The observatory room is 42 stories up and offers an astounding 360 degree view for... More 

Thank Glenn P
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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311 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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

1 Thank chris n
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

1 Thank Terrapin57
Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Matt L
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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