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asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

When was the old 7 Mile Bridge closed?

Old Seven Mile Bridge closing July 5 for rehab project
The bridge was decommissioned in 1982 when the adjacent new Seven Mile Bridge opened. The closure is for 300 days. The old bridge is riddled with problems, from the decking falling apart to the railings rusting and breaking. DOT closed it to auto traffic in 2008.

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People also ask, is the old 7 Mile Bridge Open?

Seven Mile Bridge. The modern bridge is open to vehicular traffic; the older one only to pedestrians and cyclists. The older bridge, originally known as the Knights Key-Pigeon Key-Moser Channel-Pacet Channel Bridge, was constructed from 1909 to 1912 under the direction of Henry Flagler and Clarence S.

Also, what are they doing with the old 7 Mile Bridge? The new Seven Mile Bridge, on the left, has carried traffic along the Keys since 1982. But the old bridge, right, is the only way to get to Pigeon Key by car. After 1935, the bridges and railroad right-of-way were sold to the state and the bridges were converted for highway use.

Just so, when did the new 7 Mile Bridge Open?


Why was the 7 mile bridge built?

When the Old Seven Mile Bridge was built, it was an engineering wonder of the early 1900s. Part of Henry Flagler's famous railway to Key West, it ran across nearly seven miles of open water to connect Marathon to the Lower Keys. Salt water and storms are eroding the bridge faster than the state can afford to repair it.

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