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Penobscot Narrows Bridge


Photo taken by Craig Philpott

BH Photo #219818

Street Views 


Cable-stayed bridge over Penobscot River on US Hwy 1 & 3
Waldo County, Maine, and Hancock County, Maine
Open to traffic
Built 2006
- Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield, Maine (Contractor)
- Dywidag Systems International USA Inc. of Bolingbrook, Illinois (Cable System)
- FIGG Engineering Group of Tallahassee, Florida (Design)
- Reed & Reed of Woolwich, Maine (Contractor)
- Strescon Limited of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada (Precast Pylons)
- Sunrise Materials of Orono, Maine (Concrete)
Cable-stayed bridge
Length of largest span: 1,161.1 ft.
Total length: 2,120.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.55997, -68.80183   (decimal degrees)
44°33'36" N, 68°48'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/515738/4934089 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
ME 6421 (Maine bridge number)
BH 50051 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2020: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • November 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 17, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • October 17, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 6, 2011: Added by Craig Philpott

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Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Posted August 17, 2021, by Anonymous

FIGG designed it. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Posted August 16, 2021, by Michael Taylor (battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I give it under two decades to last before needing a major retrofit lol... These new bridges are built like crap, and they knocked down a beautiful historical suspension bridge for this monstrosity?

Penobscot River Bridge
Posted February 4, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has an observation deck at the top of one of its towers.