Today, Mary Jo, her parents and I went on a short drive north of Camden to see the new bridge crossing the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is the only bridge in North and South America with an Observatory. In fact, there are only 2 other bridges world-wide with an observatory; one in Thailand and one in Slovakia. The bridge is located about 40 miles North-East of Camden on Route One. The Observatory sits 42 stories above the Penobscot River and commands breathtaking panoramic views South-West to Penobscot Bay and North-East (inland) where you can watch the Penobscot River weave through the landscape for miles and miles.
The Penobscot Narrows Observatory is open May 1 – June 30 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), July 1 – August 31 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and September 1 – October 31 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Admission fee is a very reasonable $5 per person and includes admission to Fort Knox State Historic Site which is right next door. A great way to spend a day on your next visit to Camden.