Penobscot Narrows Table

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Blog entry by Vanmaineac posted 09-13-2007 03:11 AM 1288 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have the good fortune to go to Penobscot Bay in the Gulf of Maine every summer. In the past two years they have been building a new bridge to replace the old one. It was completed this past summer. They put on quite a show to open it. It’s total length is almost half a mile and when you get up onto the observatory you are 42 stories in the air. Only two of these cable-stayed bridges exist in the US.
For the table I used the basis of the bridge as the legs and on top I imported a picture that we took when we were in the observatory and put that underneath what would be a plane of glass.

The Bridge
the bridge

the legs
the legs

Another Shot of the legs
the legs closer up

the top
the top

just an overview
the overview

I hope you like it

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-13-2007 03:15 AM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-13-2007 03:40 AM

Cool :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 09-13-2007 04:55 AM

Very nice. The cable stay inspiration adds a great detail.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 09-13-2007 05:33 AM

I like this design. The angles on the cable stays are really interesting. Nice work.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#5 posted 09-13-2007 06:00 AM

looks good !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 09-13-2007 11:47 AM

very cool. (Well done on the sketchup!!!)

gorgeous pix on the top as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-13-2007 07:52 PM

Cool table. I like it!

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#8 posted 09-14-2007 02:47 AM

Thank you very much
It was very fun to draw

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#9 posted 09-15-2007 03:15 AM

Neat. Is perchance, the other cable stay bridge in Boston – It reminds me of the fairly new Zacum (sp?) bridge.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 09-15-2007 04:02 AM

Great bridge and greater table. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 09-15-2007 04:56 AM

Scott that is right the bridges have been used in Europe but are pretty new in the US

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#12 posted 09-16-2007 03:02 AM

Great bridge table. I liked the way you incorporated the leg supports. Very clever.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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