Here I am in Maine. Another favorite state of mine – lobster, lighthouses, rocky beaches – and the last state on my imaginary Summer I-95 Road Trip. Florida, the first state on the trip, had 382 miles on the route while Maine is second in miles with 303.According Wikipedia, the road crosses 11 Rivers and 7 streams here but tells me nothing about the bridges. So, as I did for every state I creeped along on the map checking out bridges and tried to track down photos of the long bridges.
I’m doing well at about 180 miles into the trip at Bangor, the state capitol. No bridges are uncrossable.
Twenty-eight miles from Bangor is quite a landmark. But you can’t get there from here. Just kidding. (That’s a Maine saying….) The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is one of only 4 bridges in the world with an observatory. This observatory is 42 stories tall and the tallest in the world and the only one in the US.
Fortunately, it’s not on Route 95.
Now, I’ve made it all the way to Canada and no bridge seems uncrossable anywhere on the route. If anyone knows different, please let me know.
I’ve made it from Miami, FL to Canada with just 7 uncrossable bridges!
Keep reading this week while I recap the trip.
Total Miles Covered: 1917
Uncrossable Bridges: 7
Fuller Warren Bridge, Jacksonville, FL
Francis Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore, MD
Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge, Port Deposit, MD
Girard Point Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
George Washington Bridge, NJ-NY
Baldwin Bridge, Old Saybrook – Old Lyme, CT
Gold Star Memorial Bridge, New London, CT
Questionably Uncrossable: 2
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, VA-DC-MD
Piscataqua River Bridge, Portsmouth, NH-Kittery, ME
States Travelled: 15