Penobscot Narrows LB LbNA # 26365
|Placed Date||Oct 13 2006|
|Location||Verona Island, ME|
|Last Found||Oct 13 2011|
On November 16, 1931, the first long span suspension bridge in the state of Maine, the Waldo-Hancock Bridge, was opened.
During rehabilitation work started in 2000, it was determined that the bridge could not be saved. In 2003 construction began on a replacement for the ailing structure. The new bridge, called the Penobscot Narrows, will be the first cable stayed bridge in the State of Maine. The unique design will feature a three floor observation deck at the top of the west tower. This will be the first bridge in the country, and only the third in the world with this feature.
This letterbox was placed to commemorate the first public walk over of the Penobscot Narrows bridge on October 14, 2006.
Follow Route 1 onto Verona Island. At the bend in the road there is a small state picinic area (the sign is currently missing). There is a parking lot in the back.
Locate Admiral Perry's ship "Roosevelt".
Go to the canopy picinic table the ship is pointing to.
From the table proceed 15 steps towards a small, round evergreen infront of the stone wall.
Look for a small flat rock protruding from the wall. Remove the rock and find your prize. Replace stones EXACTLY how they were to help the next letterboxer.
Enjoy your views of the "old" bridge and the "new" bridge while they reside side by side.