April Fools: Maine DOT Jokes It Will Rename Bridge After Stephen King
The Maine DOT got in of the April Fools' Day fun by saying they will rename an area landmark bridge after the King of Horror.
First-off, we want to be clear: This is an April Fools' joke. The Maine Department of Transportation had some fun on social media with a creative April Fools joke. Shared on their Twitter and Facebook pages, the department "announced" they will rename the Penobscot Narrows Bridge after Stephen King. They write: "If you’re afraid of heights, the observatory at the top of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a scary place. That’s why we’re renaming the bridge after Maine native and master of horror Stephen King."
The prank was complete with a photo of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge photoshopped with two big bats perched atop the bridge towers, resembling the ones on the iconic gate in front of his Bangor home. The dead giveaway was the date in which the bridge officially gets renamed. MDOT said, "The bridge will officially get its new name and new look on the 31st of this month." April only has 30 days.
While others didn't fall for it, for some it took a moment to realize the joke. One Twitter user said: "Im so disappointed in myself for forgetting that it was April fools and momentarily falling for this. King bridge does have a ring to it tho."
While it's just a joke, it did get us thinking. Should a Bangor landmark be named after Stephen King? If so, what would it be? The Stephen King Standpipe? The Stephen King Scary Derry Bridge? Stephen King Sidewalk? The Stephen King Memorial Library? The Stephen King Sematary?
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