We’re headed home on our Florida Keys road trip. Ten days, 1700 miles and a dozen adventures. 🙂 A great bluwatergetaway for my 20 years of visiting the Keys.
One thing I love about the Florida Keys is they’re the tropical islands you can drive to visit! No planes, no passports, just a lot of bridges. I started this series going over the Card Sound Road bridge, my escape route to the Conch Republic. Now the route home heads over the Seven Mile Bridge.
The new/current bridge was completed in 1982, replacing the original bridge built on the foundation of the Flagler railroad. The original bridge was completed in 1912 as part of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad to Key West. It was seriously damaged in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and the Federal Government bought the Overseas Railroad and converted it to automobile traffic, eventually becoming the Overseas Highway.
Here’s a nice video of driving the Overseas Highway over the bridge. It’s a scenic part of the trip home.
Here are links to the other posts in the series. It has been quite an adventure.
- mel fisher maritime museum
- hemingway house
- key west local color
- old town manor key west
- dolphin research center
- islamorada local color
- the turtle hospital
- fort jefferson dry tortugas
- bahia honda
- card sound road
- florida keys road trip
I’m glad you were along for the journey! There’s a new series starting next week from my Tybee Island time, and a special Holiday series with my blogging friends coming up next month. So, new stuff on the horizon with the Florida Keys in our rear view mirror with a boatload of great memories!