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PROSPECT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Fourth of July weekend is fast approaching and many people are looking for fun ways to spend it with their friends and families. If you've never been to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, now may be the best time for you to go.While the views from the top of the observatory are breath taking, the four hundred and forty foot height might not sit well with everyone. Now the bridge is boasting some new ways to get the best view of the modern marvel.

This is the first season the bridge will feature a new overlook of the river and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. It's on the side of Fort Knox Road so visitors can park and take in the whole view of the bridge before making their way into the actual attraction. this overlook was converted out of what used to be the entrance to the old Waldo-Hancock Bridge before it was torn down in 2006. The Maine Department of Transportation says this is a great way to preserve a little piece of the bridge's history.

"Instead of taking that part of it out and putting a guard rail up, somebody had the great idea of 'well let's make a little spot where we can overlook the whole situation.' I have never seen anybody come here in the eight years I've been working here that hasn't left impressed.'" said Jimi Differ, Bridge Maintenance Manager with the Maine Department of Transportation.

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory will be open through October.

For more information, visit http://fortknox.maineguide.com/

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