Instead, we spent our time visiting the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory. As senior Maine residents, the fee was only $2.50 each.
These photos were taken on our trip in 2011 and it shows the old Waldo/Hancock Bridge that has since been taken down (the smaller, green one in the background).
This one shows the three floors of observatory windows at the top. Thankfully there is an elevator that travels to the bottom of the windows, with only three flights of stairs to climb. That was done in order to provide an unobstructed 360* view.
At 447' high, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and the Bunker Hill Monument AND it's the only bridge observatory in the US.
Looking up toward the top, it's very impressive.
|Not a single cloud in the sky!|
|Paper mill/power plant|
|Town of Bucksport|
|Fort Knox is on the promontory on the left|
Looking the other direction
|Where are we supposed to look???|
Looking toward the other obelisk and the road.
|One of us needs longer arms...|
Next time we might check out Fort Knox; I vaguely remember visiting there ages ago with the kids.
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