Chasing Maine: Inside the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

Very few people see the inner workings of the bridge connecting Prospect and Bucksport.
Aerial view of Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory
Aerial view of Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. Drone photo by Roger McCord.

Maine’s stunning Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is the world’s tallest public bridge and observatory, and one of just four like it in the world (the others are in China, Bangkok and Thailand).

In this episode of the Chasing Maine video series, Roger McCord takes a unique look at this incredible example of design and engineering — built in just 42 months by two Maine construction firms.

“The Amazing, Stupendous (slightly scary) Bridge” includes a trip inside the bridge’s underside tunnel – a feature unseen by most people, and a view usually reserved for inspectors and engineers.

And of course we fly around it with a drone.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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