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Jun 8, 2019 - Exporing History

You just never know what's going to happen when you go up to the top of an observatory deck. Have you ever rode up in an elevator & think to yourself "I hope this thing doesn't get stuck"? Yesterday we planned on going up the observatory but were told the elevator wasn't working. So we went back today. It was back in working order. Great! Up we went! The elevator does stop about 90 % of the way for a viewing area. From that point there are 2 more flights of stairs that go to the hightest point of the observatory. Me....not being overly...

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Jun 19, 2014 - Penobscot Narrows Observatory

The weather here is great today. Sun shinning and clear skys. The other day a ranger here told us about a bridge that had an observatory to it so we decided to go and see it. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge, is 2,120 feet long cable-stayed bridge. It connects Verona Island and Prospect Maine on US route 1. The Penobscot Narrows Observatory is the first bridge observatory tower in the United States, and the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. The same quarry that cut the marble for the Washington Monument is the one that cut the...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Fort Knox, Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Drove about 20 miles south of our campground to Prospect, Maine to see the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory and Fort Knox. The bridge is a cable-stayed bridge and is home to the Penobscot Narrows Observatory - the tallest public bridge observatory in the world at 420 feet. The 360 degree view of the town of Bucksport, the Penobscot river, the mountains in the distance, the surrounding islands and Fort Knox from the top was great. Fort Knox is nearby and we arrived a few minutes before the guided tour started. The fort was built to...

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