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Getting to Key West from Key Largo?

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Getting to Key West from Key Largo?

This may sound weird, but I have a huge fear of bridges. We're staying in Key Largo, and I think I'll be ok with the bridge getting there. But we'd like to go to Key West while we're there. If I can't handle the big bridge, is there a way to get to Key West? Maybe a boat or a water taxi type of thing? Thanks!

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1. Re: Getting to Key West from Key Largo?

The only other way is to go back up to MIA and fly.

My friend moved here with a fear of bridges - it took awhile but thankfully she overcame it and now drives herself over them where she couldn't do that before.

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2. Re: Getting to Key West from Key Largo?

My first trip down to down the keys was with a group of 10 bikes. One woman passenger was petrified to go over the seven mile bridge even though she managed the others okay.

We pulled into the parking area on the right just before the bridge and took a walk a few hundred yards out on the old bridge that goes to Pigeon Key. Her husband told her "Hey if you can do this on this old bridge without fear we shouldn't have a problem on the new one over there right? He then told her it was either that or he'd have to put a bag over her head. lol Anyways, she got across okay.

The bridge ain't that high. Looks like maybe 30' off the water except where it humps up to I'd say maybe 60-65' in one short place where the boats channel through. Then it goes back down. At no point is the bridge anywhere near taller than the power-line poles running beside it.. There are no steel grates. It is a solid concrete low-profile structure with concrete barrier rails.

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