Florida Keys Scenes

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.

I just wanted to share a few photos I got when my wife and I were bicycling on a portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge a few days ago.  This bridge was originally built in the early 1900's for the Florida East Coast Railroad, then converted for automobile use in the 1930s.  Terri tells not to write an "encyclopedia" when I blog, so this is a brief one!

The first photo is of stingrays gliding along the ocean bottom about 30 feet below the platform of the Bridge.  It was a beautiful and unusual sight.  The second photo shows the end of the abandoned portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge emerging from a thick fog-kind of "ghostly" looking.  Fog is a very rare condition here, and this one was caused by a cool air mass moving over our warm, tropical waters.

The two-mile eastern portion of the old Bridge that we were on runs from Marathon in a westerly direction to Pigeon Key, which was the location of the work camp for the railroad bridge.  To have a look at historic Pigeon Key, please see the slide show on my website's homepage. 

Have a great weekend, everybody!Spotted Eagle Rays"Ghostly Bridge" 

Comments (6)

Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

Bruce, cool shots.  I wonder if that was the bridge where they shot "True LIes"  when the bridge gets taken out and the sea gull lands on the hood of the terrorists' car and make them teter over?

Feb 20, 2009 06:25 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us =) And I almost stepped on one of those darn sting rays the last time I was in the keys. We were snorkeling in shallow water, and it had hidden itself under the sand. All we could see the the eyes. Thankfully my husband spotted it and pointed it out to me!

Feb 20, 2009 06:26 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Very cool shots!  Thanks for sharing these great pictures and the background info with us.

Feb 20, 2009 07:04 AM
Webdesign Website Design, IDX and Marketing
Real Estate Systems, Inc. RESI - Coral Gables, FL

Breathtaking, it must be great to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Feb 20, 2009 07:20 AM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

That is just fantastic!

hope you have been well my friend?



Feb 20, 2009 10:28 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Ah, Florida - how I love this state! Great photos!

Dec 16, 2009 05:16 AM