15% of Your Travel Time Through The Florida Keys Is On Bridges!

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Real Estate Agent with American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate SL0624654

Yep, That's right, 15% of your time traveling from Key Largo to Key West is spent crossing Brides.

The Channel 5 Bridge - My Favorite!

In all, there are 42 Bridges that traverse our stunning waters, ferrying you from one Key to the next.  Each with it's own story.  Some small, like the Harris Gap bridge at 37 feet in the Lower Keys, to the Majestic and almost World Wonder-ish 7-Mile Bridge, and the stunningly eerie Old Bahia Honda Bridge (now decommissioned).  Crossing these connectors is a study in colors and hues in the water, that would make even Bob Ross salivate, as he yearns to add some happy little corals. Your

 

Conchquistador has such a fascination and love for these concrete spans, that my License Plate is CONCH42. These bridges create their own narrative, like a novel or film, with the dramatic opening of the so-high Jewfish Creek Bridge, hitting you over the head like a Beethoven opening, with it's jaw dropping views. An overture and foreshadowing of what's later to come. As the story goes on, Snake Creek Bridge bursts open the first great water view since, and closes out Act 1.   As you progress, you reach the Dramatic midpoint of the 7-Mile Bridge, the tension of the sight of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge, and a slow resolution of the endgame, after crossing the denouement of the Nile Channel Bridge.   Yes, Intrigue, Mystery, and Love... the labors of Love and sacrifice that went into building Flagler's original bridges, over 100 years ago, and the subsequent newer bridges. This journey is a must on any Bucket List! Below, is a a list of these Lovely Ladies that are our Guides through 109 miles of our dazzling, Island Wonderland.  

Jewfish Creek Bridge

Name – Mile Marker – Length Jewfish Creek – 107 – 223′  Adams Waterway – 103.5 – 60′ Tavernier Creek – 91 – 320′ Snake Creek – 86 – 230′ Whale Harbor – 84 – 270′ Tea Table Relief – 80 – 270′ Tea Table – 79 – 700′ Indian Key – 78 – 2,460′ Lignumvitae – 77.8 – 860′ Channel 2 – 73 – 1,760′ Channel 5 – 71 – 4,580′ Long Key – 65 – 12,040′ Tom’s Harbor 3 – 61 – 1,270′ Tom’s Harbor 4 – 60 – 1,460′ Vaca Cut – 53 – 300′ Seven Mile – 47 – 35,830′ The longest bridge.  

7-Mile Bridge

Little Duck  – 39.5 – 840′

Missouri-Ohio – 39 – 1,440′

Ohio – 38 – 1,050′

Bahia Honda – 36 – 6,734′

Spanish Harbor – 33.5 – 3,380′

North Pine – 29.5 – 660′

South Pine – 28.5 – 850′

Torch Key Viaduct – 28 – 880′

Torch-Ramrod – 27.5 – 720′

Nile Channel – 26 – 4,490′

Kemp’s Channel – 23.5 – 1,030′

Bow Channel – 20 – 1,340′

Park – 18.5 – 1,340′

North Harris – 18 – 430′

Harris Gap – 17.5 – 37′ The Shortest Bridge.  

Bahia Honda Bridge

Harris – 16 – 430′

Sugar Loaf – 15.5 – 1,260′ 

Saddle Bunch 2 – 14.5 – 660′

Saddle Bunch 3 – 14 – 760′

Saddle Bunch 4 – 13 – 900′

Saddle Bunch 5 – 12.5 – 900′

Shark Channel – 11.8 – 2,090′

Rockland  – 10 – 1,280′

Boca Chica – 6 – 2,730′

Stock Island – 5 – 360′

Key West – 4 – 159′

Thank you to my friends at Florida Keys Treasures for some of the great info that assisted me in putting this post together.  Their site is a MUST visit!

Work with an agent who can bridge your Island Dreams to you new Tropical Reality.  Put the experience and expertise of The Conchquistador to work for you! For more information on the outstanding real estate opportunities that exist in the Keys, call me at 305.439.7730 or email me at DropAnchor@TheRealEstateConch.com.

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